With its higher seating, Woopy is a stool manufactured in rotomoulded polyethylene.
As for the similarly named small armchair, Canadian designer Karim Rashid interprets the sinuous and vaguely organic shapes typical and most representative of his production, besides choosing a versatile material that makes it ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. The Woopy stool features a backrest and armrests as well as a chromium-plated tube serving as footrest. Given its features, it is as perfect for the home as for contract environments.
Karim Rashid’s mission is to change the world through design. With almost 3,000 objects designed for top line names in the field of furnishing, lighting and fashion, he is one of the most prolific designers of the latter years. A great communicator and trend setter, multi-award winner, author of a number of publications, his works also merge successfully in architectural fields, his phenomenal rise has reached untold heights.
Born in Cairo in 1960, Karim Rashid grew up in Canada where he studied Industrial Design. In the Eighties, having attained his diploma at the Carleton University in Ottawa, he lived in Italy for a period, specialising in Naples with Ettore Sottsass and in Milan at the Rodolfo Bonetto studio. On his return to Canada he collaborated with KAN Industrial Designers and established his first studio (Babel Inc. and North Studio). Nowadays he works between New York and Amsterdam, creating designs characterised by strongly recognisable aesthetics.