Design Follows Function, and then What?
February 15, 2018
Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. From his very first collections, Hayon has been at the forefront of a new wave that blurs the lines between art, decoration, and design, leading a renaissance in finely crafted, intricate objects within the context of contemporary design culture. After founding Hayon Studio in 2001, his wide client base has spanned diverse functions and mediums, including domestic furniture for b.d. barcelona, Cassina, Fritz Hansen, &Tradition, and Magis; lighting fixtures for Parachilna, Metalarte, and Swarovski; and sophisticated objects for Bisazza, Lladró, and Baccarat. He has also executed complete interiors for leading hotels, restaurants, museums, and retail establishments worldwide. Hayon has won numerous awards, including multiple Elle Decoration International Design Awards. Times magazine lauded Hayon as a creative icon “visionary”; Wallpaper magazine recognized Hayon as a “Top 100 Designer” and one of the most influential creators of the last decade.
Supported by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center, stewards of the UNESCO City of Design designation.
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