L’Eau d’Issey Eau de Toilette
Manufacturer: Issey Miyake
This perfume bottle design represents an exceptional collaboration between Issey Miyake’s fashion company and the futuristic product designer Karim Rashid.
Rashid chose a minimal, conical shape for the frosted glass bottle. The shape draws your eye up from the bottom edge of the cone, where the company name placed. The sleek, spun aluminum cap lies flush with the glass bottle, and is accentuated with a sphere shape on top. This shape makes it easy for the user to take the cap off, and the material gives the bottle a high perceived value, similar to Miyake’s clothing.
Karim Rashid received a degree in industrial design from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, in 1982 and completed his postgraduate studies in Naples, italy. since the opening of his design practice in New York in 1993, he has completed nearly 4,000 design projects. Rashid’s work is immediately recognizable by his signature curvilinear forms which he calls “blobjects”
and bright, often pink, color palette. his philosophy rejects nostalgia,
antiquated traditions, and references to the past, all of which he believes impede progress. The title of his book, I Want to Change the World, attests to his confidence in the power of design and his ability to use it. Rashid’s work is in the permanent collections of more than twenty-two museums and is exhibited in galleries worldwide. He has received the Red Dot Design Award, the Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award, and the Industrial Designers Society of America Design Excellence Award, and has been cited by the I.D. magazine Annual Design Review.