DESIGN EXCHANGE (DX) ANNUAL BLACK & WHITE GALA NOVEMBER 12th, 2011

Design Exchange (DX) is proud to announce its 2011 Canadian Honourees, Karim Rashid, Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture, whose works and achievements will be celebrated at Binary, the Design Exchange’s annual Black & White Fundraising Gala being held on November 12, 2011 at the DX. Each year the Design Exchange honors exceptional Canadian designers who are advancing the world of design.

Karim Rashid is recognized as one of the most accomplished Industrial Designers in the world. Karim has over 3,000 projects in production in over 35 countries and his work is featured in 20 permanent museum collections. In addition to being a prolific industrial designer, Karim has participated in various design fields including interior, fashion, exhibit and urban design, and has published many successful books including I Want to Change the World (Rizzoli 2001.) Karim has been profiled in thousands of articles and was named the most famous industrial designer in the world by Time Magazine. He has received over 300 prestigious awards for his creativity and innovation in the design field.

Architects and professional partners Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture founded Asymptote Architecture (ASY), and have produced powerful and innovative architecture around the world. Projects range from experimental spatial installations and digital architecture, to some of the world’s newest iconic buildings such as the HydraPier in the Netherlands and the 85,000 sqm YAS hotel in Abu Dhabi. Hani Rashid and Couture have also explored art installation, object design and master planning. Works include master plans for the center of Prague and the Yongsan district in Seoul, Korea, as well as special edition art and design works for Knoll, Meta (London) and Phillips de Pury and Company in New York.

“Design Exchange has chosen to honour these three Canadian designers for their individual and collective achievements that have propelled them to international acclaim and helped brand Canada as a design-led nation,” says Design Exchange Chairperson, Tim Gilbert. He also notes that “Karim, Hani, and Lise Anne are role models for all aspiring young architects and designers, but especially to young women and newcomers to Canada.”

The Design Exchange opens its doors to four lavishly decorated rooms inspired by the word BINARY and the works of the Honourees. The gala will also host the Ontario launch of Dan Aykroyd’s much anticipated Crystal Head Vodka, known for its trademark skull bottle design.

Proceeds from the annual gala raise funds for DX youth programs. For more information visit www.dx.org/gala

Photo Credits:
Karim Rashid image provided by Michael David Adams Photography
Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture image provided by Naho Kubota Photography

ABOUT THE DESIGN EXCHANGE
Design Exchange (DX) is Canada’s Design Centre and Museum with a mission to promote the value of design. We are an internationally recognized non-profit educational organization committed to promoting greater awareness of design as well as the indispensable role it plays in fostering economic growth and cultural vitality. We improve communication between various design disciplines, educators, businesses and the general public through programs, exhibits, lectures, and workshops. For more information visit www.dx.org

INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC
Event: 2011 DX BLACK & WHITE FUNDRAISING GALA
VIP RECEPTION: 6:00PM
VIP Dinner: 7:00-9:30PM
BINARY PARTY: 8:00PM – 2:00AM
Location: Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street, TD Centre, Toronto Canada
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011
Honouring Karim Rashid, Hani Rashid, Lise Anne Couture
Proceeds Support Youth Programs

GALA WEBSITE
dx.org/gala

TICKETS
Exclusive VIP Reception and Dinner
Platinum Tables – $7,500
Gold Tables – $5,000
Individual Tickets – $500
DX Members receive a 10% discount

BINARY PARTY
DX Member – $150
Non-Member – $175

TO PURCHASE TICKETS
dx.org/gala, 416.216.2119 or tickets@dx.org

SPONSORSHIP and DONATION INFORMATION
Cindy Grenke
Director of Development
cindy@dx.org
416.216.2134

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