Jaime Hayón was born in Madrid in 1974 and studied industrial design in Madrid and Paris. He was promoted to Head of Design Department at the Academy for Communication and Design founded by Benetton, and afterwards became self-employed, founding his design studio Hayon Studio, based in Valencia in Spain, in 2001. The Spaniard has two other offices in Barcelona and in Treviso, Italy.
His unparalleled style, referred to as "Mediterranean Digital Baroque" by the public at one of his first exhibitions in London, has irmly established its place in the contemporary design world. The Spanish artist and designer is dedicated to creating designs which awake emotions and contribute to a positive atmosphere. His furniture, lights, accessories and artistic objects blur the lines between artistic, decorative and design object. Jaime Hayón found a new approach to design.
Thanks to his versatility, the designer is responsible for a portfolio with a large array of products which result from his collaboration with numerous brands, such as Cassina, Fritz Hansen, Magis, Parachilna, Metalarte, Swarovski, Established & Sons or Baccarat. Jaime Hayón was also celebrated by the major magazines in the field, while his works were awarded with design prizes like the Elle Decoration International Design Award. He is regarded as one of the most influencial designers of the last decade by Wallpaper Magazine.
He designed the refined Copacabana, Funghi and Josephine light collections for the Italian Metalarte tradition manufacture. The Josephine collection in particular puts Jaime Hayón's unique style to the fore, because it harmoniously fusions baroque opulence and refined simplicity.
Foto: Fritz Hansen