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Making History: Jay Britto & David Charette

Making History: Jay Britto & David Charette

When interior decorators Jay Britto and David Charette began looking to produce a line of high-end accessories for their products brand BC Home, they decided to create pieces that would be considered objets d’art. “We wanted to produce something fresh, new and unseen, and make it modern,” says Britto, who works in tandem with Charette out of their Fort Lauderdale and New York offices. The eclectic line of vases, paperweights, trays, stools, accent pillows and rugs have a collectible, heirloom quality that promotes longevity and a multigenerational appeal. “We’re hoping to say, ‘Don’t throw these away.’ We want them to be collected, gifted and kept,” explains Charette, who likens their porcelain pieces to derivative silhouettes of traditional Peruvian pottery. Crafted by artisans in Peru and steeped in Incan culture, the triple-fired, unglazed shapes are meant to be iconic, unique and glamorous—a nod to the pair’s signature design ethos. “Our imagination is our playground,” says Charette. “With it you can go anywhere, and that’s what these designs allow us to do.”

LX: Design and art icons:

JB: Hands down Zaha Hadid for architecture, and for product design, Antonio Citterio.

DC: Otto Wagner, Louis Kahn, Japanese woodblock prints, Art Deco architecture and Renzo Piano’s Shard skyscraper in London.

LX: Dream dinner party:

JB: Dining on a yacht in the middle of nowhere with David and pop stars Madonna and Andy Bell.

LX: Greatest indulgence:

JB: Going to Cvi.Che 105 in Miami. I love the way the chef presents classic Peruvian dishes with a modern U.S. fusion twist.

LX: I always carry:

DC: A Bosch DLR130K laser measurer, Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, Alain Mikli reading glasses and Terre d’Hermès cologne.

LX: Current collaborations:

DC: We launched the Faceta collection of rugs with Kyle Bunting at this year’s ICFF, and we’re finalizing plans to have carpet designs, home accessories and furniture pieces coming out each quarter to parallel fashion. We’re also working on a chair design with Baltus to be unveiled during Art Basel. 

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