Gaspar DeJesus was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He attended the San Ignacio De Loyola school for his primary education where he consistently exceeded in the arts including music, drawing and design related classes. 


Right after graduating from high school he was admitted to the Architecture School within the Universidad Central de Venezuela. During his three years as an architecture student, Gaspar discovered his passion for industrial design. He then decided to transfer to the Instituto de Diseño de Caracas which specializes in Industrial Design.  After his first year, Gaspar became the best student that the school had seen until then, with a 4.0 GPA. It was then that he decided to apply to Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.


During his tenure at Pratt, Gaspar once again became one of the highest ranking students in his class. In his junior year, his project "Drunken Cart" was the only under-graduate work chosen by the I.D. faculty to represent Pratt’s best student work at the prestigious ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair). The following year, Gaspar’s work was once again chosen by the faculty to represent Pratt at the ICFF. This time with his thesis project, "Madonna Chair." 

 

In July 2014 Gaspar was selected from hundreds of applicants by Ellen Degeneres to be part of the first season of HGTV's Ellen's Design Challenge. The show aired from January, to march 2015 with Gaspar remaining until the semifinal as one of the strongest contestants.

 

These days, Gaspar has been working on his line of indoor and outdoor furniture pieces as well as ceramics. With all of these new projects in the works, he is dedicated to bringing to his clients and the public an on-growing collection of pieces that represent his artistic view on furniture and his development as a designer.

 

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You are crazy talented, I love what you do
— Ellen DeGeneres