Chorpash, Rama

Chorpash, Rama

Rama Chorpash
BFA Industrial Design, California College of the Arts
Director and Associate Professor of Product Design, School of Constructed Environments, Parsons School of Design

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Areas of Expertise:
Product Design; Industrial Design; Generalist Practice; User Centered Design; Universal Design; Manufacturing and Sustainability; Globalism and Localism; Consumerism and Need; Education
Rama Chorpash focuses on the exchange between people and the design of everyday things. He has designed for companies such as Herman Miller and Swatch Watch where he designed for many collections and participated in the design of the Centennial Olympic Pavilion in Atlanta. Chorpash’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and DesignMiami/Art Basel in Switzerland. He has been featured in publications such as The New Yorker and the New York Times Style Magazine. Last year, Elle Décor listed him as one of the 10 most influential people in design.
Courses Taught:
  • MCM Tech Luxe: Accessory Design
  • Product Design Studio 5: Interdisciplinary Project
Recent Publications:
“Smart Sidewalks” NYC Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge. Winner: Functionality. The City of New York. 2013

“Spilraloop Masher” Destination: NYC. MoMA Design Store | The Museum of Modern Art. 2013

“University of Design, to What Degree?” Industrial Design Society of America. International Conference. 2012

“Firefly” Lumen. International Video & Performance Art Festival. 2012

“Product Tessellation 4: Nizor Scissor Knife” Core77 OPEN: All City All Stars. Core 77. 2012

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