"Oh" Chair Prototype
Designed by Karim Rashid, Canadian (born Egypt), 1960. Made by Umbra, Ltd., Toronto, 1979 - present.
Interested in designing a stylish, inexpensive chair, Rashid borrowed the curves, open spaces, and translucent polypropylene material from his "Garbo" wastebasket to create "Oh." When introduced in January of 1999 at the price of forty-five dollars, the chair found a ready market; fifty thousand "Oh" chairs sold in the first three weeks of availability.