Parsons and Cumulus
Yvette Chaparro, is a practicing Industrial Designer and educator, she is currently the Director of the MFA Industrial Design programme, and an Assistant Professor of Product and Industrial Design, at Parsons/The New School in New York. She graduated as an Industrial Designer from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, and as a Filmmaker and Master of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in New York. She works for various clients such as Restoration Hardware, West Elm, Ralph Lauren, Prym, Villeroy&Boch, amongst others; spanning through various industries such as bath/kitchen fixtures, hardware, lighting, furniture, tabletop, tools, home-goods, etc.
As an academic, Yvette is interested in teaching designer s how to learn and question continuously through making and discovery; exploring topics such as morphology, modularity, systems, abstraction, growth patterns, families of objects, programme, and typologies. Yvette lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.