Harry met Claudia when they were students at the University of Applied Arts in San Salvador. Their rise to become design pacesetters in El Salvador may appear to have been overnight, but they have been perfecting their skills for four years, as designers in a world where they not only create, but have to execute their work by whatever means possible.
Their past projects include residential interior architecture, space planning, retail interior design, branding concepts and furniture design. To this point in their career, they have produced their designs with the assistance of El Salvadoran craftsmen for the local market.
The very distinctive Olga chair won San Salvador’s design competition Contempo, sponsored by USAID. As winners, the Washingtons’ work was exhibited at the ICFF in New York in 2008.
The Calibra Collection debuted on the international design scene at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, followed by the North American launch at ICFF in New York. The Washingtons join thirteen other internationally renowned designers as part of Global Edition for Bernhardt Design.