When creating this quality object I was inspired by the objects that are in
a dog's everyday life and the bond between dog and owner, resulting in a
design that is an iconic and subtle representation of the dog bone.
The monumental shape is clean and caring while simultaneously reflecting
solidity and strength. The juxtaposition of sharp geometric contours and the
soft organic central belly embodies this synergy of virtues that form the
basis of a strong relationship. The bottle is also an extension of the scent
- romantic but solid, regal but intimate.
During this process of creation and design, my priority has always been the
ultimate quality of this brand. Whether it is by using a soft touch
material, creating a bottle with an integrated pump or by the development of
the high-fashion worthy collection of secondary packaging, everything
expresses quality and desirability.
Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation and is
largely credited for bringing exceptional, affordable design to the masses
via iconic products like the Oh Chair and Garbo Trashcan.
His perspective and clients are global and he considers himself a cultural
shaper doing projects ranging from products, interiors, fashion, furniture,
lighting, to art and music. In 1993 Karim opened his own studio in New York
City. His clients include Umbra, Nambe, Magis, Edra, Prada, Mikasa, Target,
Issey Miyake, Copco and Alessi, among others. He designed the Morimoto
restaurant in Philadelphia, Semiramis hotel in Athens and Nooch in NYC.
Presently he is working in 23 countries. He has won numerous awards and his
work is in the permanent collection of 14 Museums including MoMA and SFMoMA.
He exhibits art at Sandra Gering and Deitch Projects in New York. Karim has
published two monographs titled 'I Want to Change the World' (Rizzoli, 2001)
and 'Evolution' (Universe, 2004) as well as a new portfolio book published
by Chronicle books (2004), and 'Digipop' a digital exploration of computer
graphics (Taschen 2005). He edited the International Design Yearbook 18 for
Calmann and King 2003 and released two CD's available on Seattle boutique