Design Museum presents to you Jaime Hayon, a Spanish artist and designer who was born in Madrid in 1974.
After studying industrial design in Madrid and Paris he joined Fabrica – the Benetton-funded design and communication academy in Italy- in 1997 where he directed the design department until 2003. Hayon set up his own studio practice in the year 2000 and dedicated himself fully to his personal projects from 2003 onward, today he is one of the most acclaimed creators worldwide.
Hayon’s esteem and knowledge of artisan skills and his inherent creativity has allowed him to push the boundaries of many mediums and functions, resulting in collections for very diverse clients.
His concern for the conservation of craft skills has joined his path with high-end traditional companies concerned with the evolution of their work. Examples of this are his collaborations with Baccarat, Choemon in Japan, Bosa Ceramiche and Lladro.
He has created furniture ranges for iconic danish company Fritz Hansen, Magis, Established and Sons, Bisazza, B.D. Barcelona, Se London, Bernhardt Design, Ceccotti and Moooi. Hayon has designed various lighting fixtures collections for Metalarte and also in collaboration with Swarovski and Baccarat.
He has created accessories for Piper Heidsieck, Gaia and Gino and The Rug Company. He designed his first wristwatch collection for a new Swiss watch brand OROLOG which launched in late 2013.
These collections have put Jaime at the forefront a new wave of creators that blurred the lines between art, decoration and design and a renaissance in finely-crafted, intricate objects within the context of contemporary design culture.
His work has appeared in the most prestigious art and design publications worldwide. He has won numerous awards including ‘Best Installation’ by Icon Magazine, “100 Top list” and ‘Breakthrough Creator’ by Wallpaper Magazine, Elle Deco International Award 2006 and 2012, Elle Deco Germany: ‘Best International Designer’ 2008, ’BEST DESIGNER’ for ELLE DECO JAPAN in 2008, AD RUSSIA ‘DESIGNER OF THE YEAR’ 2009, MAISON OBJET DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2010, among many others. In 2008, Jaime was guest of honour at Belgium’s Interieur Biennial, the youngest person ever to receive the accolade.
Time magazine included Hayon as one of the 100 most relevant creators of these times and Wallpaper magazine has listed him as one of the most influential creators too.