Spanish artist and designer Jaime Hayon is considered one of the lead designers in a new wave that blurs the lines between art, decoration and design, and renaissance in finely-crafted, intricate objects within the context of contemporary design culture. From luxurious home furniture, to the most eccentric pieces of décor, this artist has a large portfolio of great unique pieces. Let’s dive into some of his most exceptional work, handmade with craftmanship techniques combined with innovative design ideas.
Conceived by Jaime Hayon for Lladro Atelier, these pieces are hand painted and handcrafted from porcelain. The Guest come in two sizes, the large in a limited edition of 250 units and the small in a numbered series.
A lighting design presented in three colors (copper, platinum and white), named Candy Light, the trio of lamps is a distillation of rich textures and materials, a subtle conjoining of ceramic base and clear, cut-crystal shade. Carefully added to the base, the switch embodied by a Baccarat crystal pendant triggers and diffuses the light. Between its ceramic base and its crystal shade the outline takes shape and creates an impression of perfection, heightened, when lit, by a delicately embossed waffle collar.
As part of the ‘showtime’ collection, Haydon created a limited edition of 40 vases to commemorate the 40th birthday of Barcelona Design. The hand painted pieces are unique items. Handcrafted out of porcelain, the edition is identified with a numbering system of black strokes against the white finished surface. Faces are drawn on the top lids of the objects with prominent elements like ears to create a statuette shape.
In a collaboration with Caesarstone, Jaime Hayon, created these furniture pieces which each adapt caesarstone’s signature quartz in a new way, with a focus on craftsmanship and the use of traditional high-end stone marquetry. Joyful ‘face cabinets’ amongst other creations form an exclusive and interesting world, where Hayon’s signature spirit meets a precious material.
The Face Mirror, which was created specifically for the “Funtastico” exhibition and to mark the Holon museum‘s fifth anniversary, is made from Caesarstone manufactured quartz marquetry.
Made in blown Murano glass, metal and wooden accessories the Testa Mechanica series was presented as part of Glasstress for Venice Projects at the Venice Biennial 2011 and MAD, New York City in 2012.
With incredible wit, boldness, and talent, the designer has joined two apparently unrelated and ordinary things—a chicken and a rocking chair—to create an energetic, puzzling, and appealing work of art. The limited edition of 8 (including this piece) is handcrafted by Italian craftsmen in lacquered fiberglass with metal base.
All a part of the American Chateau by Jaime Hayon & Nienke Klunder exhibition, these pieces take inspiration from the iconic cultural exports of the USA and the luxury of 17th century European craftwork. It challenges the elite designs of art and gives it a frame of reference in contemporary everyday culture.
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