YARA BASHOOR is a Miami-based designer who creates unique handmade products for the multi-faceted, intellectual and sophisticated individual.
In addition to her work as a designer, Yara is an architect and lawyer, having graduated from University of Miami School of Architecture with a Bachelor of Architecture and Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law with a Juris Doctor. Her diverse experiences come into play in the products she designs. Her pieces are characterized by an architectural, sculptural form that is both vintage and contemporary, with meticulous attention to detail. Architects Zaha Hadid and Frank Gehry are both inspirations to Yara because of the way they challenged existing conventions and are a recognizable part of Miami’s architectural landscape. Yara seeks to achieve the same impact with her designs, becoming a staple of Miami and its local community.
Yara works closely with highly-skilled artisans in a small, family-owned workshop in Hong Kong on the production of every new design, with the knowledge that she is creating a timeless, season-less luxury item boasting simplicity and durability that can be passed down from generation to generation.
Yara is an active member of Miami’s community and is involved in a number of non-profit organizations such as Human Rights Watch and the Bass Museum.
Yara Bashoor is multi-cultural, born in Los Angeles to a Colombian immigrant mother and an American father. She is very close to her family and values personal relationships. She is adventurous and loves to fly as she is also a private pilot. Her home is in South Florida where she grew up.