Our team has a special affinity for all things Peruvian. There’s a compelling reason for it that goes beyond the obvious beauty of the country: our very own Jay Britto was born and raised amid the textured landscapes and dynamic cultures that converge in Peru. He cut his teeth on some of the best food in the world (yes, we’re biased, but if you’ve been to Peru, you know it’s true) and learned to make the beauty of his homes mirror the gorgeous colors and shapes of his childhood environment.
When Jay and his husband and partner, David, visited Peru together for the first time, they found inspiration everywhere. Ever the designers, in the corrugated rooftops they saw an exterior surface for a 7’ bar; in the artifacts of the Quechua they envisioned porcelains handcrafted to resemble animals and tools; in the concentric terraces of Moray they saw a console; and in the ancient “talking knots” they saw a side table and a graphic they would later use to adorn a gorgeous petite armoire.
Jay is really proud of his Peruvian heritage and enjoys the connections he and Britto Charette have made in Lima. So our team was thrilled that Casa Y Mas, a Peruvian magazine, recently interviewed him. We’d like to thank Janet Tamura and the editorial staff at Casa Y Mas for the press. You can read the Q&A translation here. And if you get a chance to visit Peru, let us know about it. We’d love to feature your story right here on our blog.