Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Age: 44 (Claudia). 38 (Harry).
Occupation: Interior and product designers at C&H Washington Studio.
Hometown: City of Santa Tecla, La Libertad, El Salvador.
Studio location: Santa Tecla.
Describe what you make: We make designs that inspire people and brands to create new stories. When designing interiors or products, we find ways to connect people to their essence, because we understand that humans yearn to stay true to their element… their natural state.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: Mitt Chair for Bernhardt Design. It has become a top-selling chair for the industry of contract furniture in the U.S. It’s our most recognized piece and has propelled our work in the international design industry.
Describe the problem your work solves: Humans react and modify their behavior as they move along in their life journey. We’re constantly analyzing human interactions and behaviors to create designs that accommodate and facilitate life. We’re always evolving and growing, but staying grounded in our human essence throughout this journey.
Describe the project you are working on now: A luxury bed and breakfast at a recognized surfing beach in Playa Sunzal, El Salvador.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: We have just launched three new products with Bernhardt Design this summer—conference/multipurpose table collections called La Paz, Palma, and Vasquez.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Jokes and music.
What you do when you’re not working: Aside from family time, Claudia dances and Harry surfs.
Sources of creative envy: Charles and Ray Eames.
The distraction you want to eliminate: Social media.
Concrete or marble? Marble.
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.
Remember or forget? Remember.
Aliens or ghosts? Ghosts.
Dark or light? Light.