There is a reason why this US based design firm is so inspired by Peru: the other half of the duo Jay Britto, has Peruvian roots. He obtained his degree in United States, in Miami, and met David Charette during America's largest design exposition, NEoCon, in Chicago. David has a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Detroit Mercy, and he had been living in Beirut and San Francisco. Jay and David have been working together for five years now, and some of the spaces they have designed include CVI.CHE 105 restaurant in South Beach Florida, Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour hotel and Trump Hollywood.
I recently had an opportunity to ask them some questions about their work...
Absolutely!. That's why we picked the dining room. We created this room as a tribute to and a celebration of family and friends gathering together to share meals born of culinary traditions. The rituals of cooking and eating together is alive and well in Peru.
How does Peruvian influence reflect in your design work in general, if it does so?
The Peruvian influence is certainly having it’s moment and is currently very prominent in the industrial design field. All of the home accessories we design are inspired by Peruvian Inca artifacts, and our furniture line is primarily inspired by the various archeological sites throughout Peru.
Casa Cor is a portal connecting local talent with the world. We have met amazing artist and designers during previous Casa Cor’s and we will be featuring one such artist with a show during this years Art Basel in Miami. While Casa Cor isn’t yet known yet in North America to the extent that we believe it deserves to be, it's of enormous importance throughout Latin America. We would really like to help expand the awareness across a much broader base, and we are happy to use any influence we have in the U.S. to help create that connection.