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Omnimount Teams With Karim Rashid Fusing Technology and Design

OmniMount Plans To Revolutionize The A/V Furniture Business With New Lifestyle Furniture

PHOENIX, Ariz. — September 24, 2007 — OmniMount, the global leader in consumer and commercial A/V mounting and furniture solutions, is partnering with celebrated industrial and interior designer Karim Rashid on a new line of lifestyle furniture, the company announced today. A working sample of the first of their collaborative projects, the Prism 50, debuted at CEDIA EXPO 2007, in Denver, Colorado.

“With this collection we’re taking a fresh look at how we design furniture,” said Zach Eyman, OmniMount’s chief designer. “The intent was to create a radical departure in design, by exploring different shapes, colors and geometries than traditionally seen in the industry before.”

“When OmniMount came to me I was so impressed with their massive line of intelligent mounting fixtures,” added Karim Rashid. I felt that we could collaborate to elevate a needed line of furnishings for our new technologically-savvy homes. Together we will bring the A/V home furnishings category up to speed with the beauty and fulgency of our audio visual age!”

The partnership’s debut collaboration, a cutting-edge media center design called the Prism 50, will exemplify the revolutionary new approach. The Prism 50 employs a hypermodernist trapezoidal shape in a configuration that will accommodate TV displays up to 50″. The Prism 50 features stylish smoked-glass doors, space for a center-channel speaker or sound bar and a bottom compartment for additional A/V components. OmniMount plans to make the units available in high-gloss white, high-gloss black, and titanium finishes.

Talking point
• OmniMount partners with world-famous designer Karim Rashid.
• The team plans to revolutionize how the industry looks at A/V furniture.
• Their first collaboration, a trapezoidal media center known as Prism 50, debuted at CEDIA EXPO 2007 in Denver, Colorado.
• Additional information on Karim Rashid is available at www.karimrashid.com.
• Additional information on OmniMount is available at www.omnimount.com.

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About Karim Rashid

Karim Rashid is a leading figure in the fields of product and interior design, fashion, furniture, lighting and art. Half Egyptian, half English, rose in Canada, and now American, Karim practices in New York. He is best known for bringing his democratic design sensibility to the masses as well as designing for the luxury market and the art world. Mr. Rashid has put some 2,500 projects into production, as well as designing the Morimoto Restaurant in Philadelphia and the Semiramis Hotel, in Athens, for which he was awarded the Sleep05 European Hotel Design Award. He has won over 300 design awards in the last 15 years.

Karim is the author of several books, including Evolution (Universe), and Digipop (Taschen). An extensive collection of photographs of his work is available at www.karimrashid.com.

About OmniMount

For nearly 30 years, OmniMount has upheld its position as a global leader by continually evolving the industry through product innovation and the creation of new product categories. Represented worldwide in 59 countries to date, OmniMount products have been recognized for groundbreaking design, high quality and long-term reliability. Thanks in part to the company’s in-house industrial design and engineering team, known as ID&E, precise attention to detail and quality control standards are built into every product, producing the most breakthrough and well-built products on the market. Today, the OmniMount product line features hundreds of mounting solutions that cover the demands of nearly every application. From the smaller speaker to the largest flat panel and everything in between, OmniMount has been a pioneer in developing professional and consumer products to maximize the home theater experience. For a closer look, visit www.omnimount.com.

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