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Compass R e al E s tat e Superior Vision Award-winning Designer Karim Rashid shares his insights into the creation of MyBrickell, one of the area’s most highly-anticipated new developments next to Brickell CityCentre and steps from Mary Brickell Village. in t erv ie w by An ja M altav Q: What is the inspiration behind your work with MyBrickell? A: “Design is for everybody, not just the elite. In that respect, I believe MyBrickell is a first in North America. I took inspiration from a sense of techno-organic living, where our digital age is expressed through new form and color. Also, the light and certain brightness of Miami inspired the feeling, flow, materials, patterns and textures used throughout the project.” Q: What was the most challenging part of this project for you? A: “I’ve been perceived as an industrial designer and as someone who has worked in hospitality design…it was challenging to initially be recognized as someone who can create condos — but MyBrickell and my relationship with The Related Group has been a breakthrough for me.” Q: What’s plans do you currently have on the horizon for the future? A: “I’m working on a new project with The Related Group in Miami as well as Kado Karim in Jurmala, Lativa and condominiums in NYC, Toronto, Tel Aviv and St. Petersburg. I’m also working on 4 hotels around the world, and on many products, packaging, graphics, branding and furniture designs.” ABOUT THE AUTHOR prolific › with Karim more Rashid than is 3,000 one of designs the most in production. designers One of of his his most generation recent achievements is MyBrickell, the designer’s first residential building design; MyBrickell.us. Prime Properties Whether you want to upgrade to a bigger home on Key Biscayne, experience living on the island for the first time or find a second or third home somewhere else, these properties may be just what you’ve been looking for. 42 100 Cape Florida Dr 475 Bay Lane Mar Azul 7DN Resort Villa II #403 $12,970,000 5 bedrooms / 6.5 baths Water on 2 Sides Brigitte Nachtigall 305.710.9664 $5,700,000 5 Bedrooms + 7 baths 3 Level Custom Built Jacquie Gallardo 786.473.3067 $1,549,000 3 Bedroom + 2 Baths Remodeled Kari Madera 305.439.3998 $1,100,000 2 Bedroom + 2 Baths Overlooking Lake Joan McCaughan 305.775.8230