Establishing his own studio in 2000, Madrid-born designer Jamie Hayon has quietly had one of the most illustrious careers in contemporary product design. Known for blurring the lines between art, decoration and design, Hayon has designed countless pieces of furniture, lighting fixtures, and home accessories, not to mention a range of hotel and retail interiors.
After completing his initial training in industrial design, Hayon joined Fabrica in 1997, the Benetton Group-funded design academy and quickly worked his way from student to the head of their design department. Ultimately though, he felt the need to open his own studio to fully explore the potentials of new and expressive forms.
Hayon’s deep respect for artisan skills, finely crafted details, and sincere passion for play can be seen in his frequent collaborations and portfolios with renowned design houses Fritz Hansen, &Traditional, and Established & Sons. A true artist-designer, Jamie Hayon is at the forefront of contemporary design.
Palette Lounge Table
Composed of a series of multi-tiered tables of varying shapes, sizes, colours, and materials, Jaime Hayon’s unique lounge table is literally a hanging mobile turned into a functional table. Inspired by Alexander Calder’s kinetic sculptures or hanging mobiles, the Palette is a lesson in geometry and minimalist design. The table tops are an aesthetic combination of laser cut satin polished brass, polished nero marquina marble, and lacquered stained ash or walnut veneer stabilised by sleek welded and powder-coated steel tubes. A harmony of eye-catching design and functionality.
Named after the Danish word for ‘embrace’, the Favn sofa is the product of a creative dialogue between Hayon and legendary Danish design house, Fritz Hansen. The sofa has no edges - it is one large rounded shell that rests on small but elegant legs. The seat, the back and the decorative cushions combined with the use of three different textures, give the sofa strong visual layers. Like a shell, the Favn is hard on the outside, and soft and welcoming on the inside. A true evolution of Fritz Hansen’s design language with a Spanish flair.
The first product to be born out of the collaboration between Jaime Hayon and &Traditional in 2013, the Catch chair is literally just that: a chair that wants to catch its sitter. With its outstretched arm rests the chair is the personification of a person wanting to greet you with a welcoming hug of comfort. The high seat back is one harmonious curve in a singular form supported by steel legs.