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Design Talent: Jaime Hayon

Spanish artist and designer, Jaime Hayon is one of the most recognized design talents of contemporary scene. Blurring the lines between art and design, his pieces are showcased in prominent museums around the world and are expression of his disruptive approach.

Cheerful and provocative, Jamie Hayon’s design finds its meaning in a tension between functionality and emotion. As artist and designer, his approach to the project is deeply imaginative and gives life to a creative process conceived as a river in full flow.

Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974 and his artistic path begins with the “Mediterranean Digital Baroque” and “Mon Cirque” installations. These collections put the designer at the forefront of a new wave that blurred the lines between art, décor and design and gives him a relevant place in the contemporary design scene.

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After founding his eponymous studio in 2001, Hayon has designed countless pieces of furniture and home accessories, interiors and artworks, always keen on exploring new expressive forms, while maintaining a deep respect for artisan skills, finely crafted details and a passion for play. For ​Cassina, he designed a minimal collection of furniture and home accessories inspired by the organic shapes of Le Corbusier’s architectures and esprit nouveau artwork, sculptural elements composed by interplaying forms, lights and shadows. Réaction Poétique collection represents the brand’s heritage in working with wood, where skilled craftsmanship is combined with innovation.

It was a very strict challenge to use only one material and one finish, exercising my design philosophy. I feel this restriction actually became an opportunity to showcase the beauty of the wood, along with the expert mastery of Cassina’s carpentry workshop.

Thanks to his extraordinary approach to design Hayon has worked on artistic decorative pieces for ​Nodus​Afghan Folklore Rug was made in collaboration with artisans from Afghanistan, exploring the folklore of the culture through the medium of tapestry. He used the same open view to design ​Japanese Folklore Rug, approaching the oldest traditions and knowledge in the art of carpet design. Sharp details and a joyful imagery characterize these pieces that find their essence in the art universe.

Fun-tional for ​Paola C is a surrealistic collection of tabletop pieces designed to bring joy and crafted with sophisticated metalworking. The smallest details have been studied to become grand gestures in the interpretation of the brand’s style.

Being a multifaceted creator, Jamie’s work has developed in diverse areas and has won numerous awards, including multiple Elle Decoration International Design Awards, included by Wallpaper Magazine in its “Top 100” list and recognised by the magazine as one of the most influential creators of the last decade, lauded as a “visionary” and one of the most creative icons by Times magazine.

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