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Born in 1974

JAIME HAYON

Hayon’s Spanish heritage and sense of humour are inherent in everything he creates, from lounge to dining chairs.
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Jaime Hayon

Biography

THE SPANISH ARTIST DESIGNER

As a teenager, he submerged himself in skateboard culture and graffiti art, the foundation of the detailed, bold-yet-whimsical imagery so imminent in his work today. After studying industrial design in Madrid and Paris he joined Fabrica in 1997, the Benetton-funded design and communication academy, working closely with the legendary image-maker and agitator Oliviero Toscani. In a short time he was promoted from student to head of their Design Department. Eight years later, Jaime broke out on his own, first with his collections of designer toys, ceramics and furniture, later followed by interior design and installations.

 

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Jaime Hayon sketch af the Favn sofa
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Ro™ Sofa
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JH120, Textile
5,874.00 EUR
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Lune™
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JH300, Textile
from 5,115.00 EUR
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Plenum™
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JH1002, Textile
from 5,830.00 EUR
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Fri™
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JH4, Textile
2,724.00 EUR
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Ro™
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JH12, Textile
from 822.00 EUR
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Ro™
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JH1, Textile
2,777.00 EUR
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Ro™
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JH11, Textile
from 822.00 EUR
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Analog™
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JH83, 105x245 cm
from 2,033.00 EUR
Favn sofa by Jaime Hayon
Favn sofa fabric by Jaime Hayon
Ro lounge chair
Favn sofa
Favn sofa designed by Jaime Hayon
  • Favn sofa in light pink, along with ro lounge chair, designed by Jaime Hayon
  • Favn fabrics
  • Ro lounge chair and footstool, designed by Jaime Hayon
  • Favn sofa in light pink, designed by Jaime Hayon
  • Favn sofa in light pink, along with ro lounge chair, designed by Jaime Hayon
According to Jaime Hayon

HOME

Jaime Hayon is a busy man, and these first months of the year are often his most hectic. He is currently in Vienna, on his way to Zurich, to prepare for the Milan Furniture Fair. Here he will present his new products, including the easy chair Fri™ and dining chair Sammen™ designed in collaboration with Fritz Hansen. We caught a few moments to get his views on good design and home.

What is good design in your opinion?  
"Good design is primarily design that lasts. Design must have something to say. It must be able to improve our quality of life, and it must be meaningful. But for me, design is not just about function. It is also about feelings, and I like if it provokes a little and can challenge our way of life."

How can furniture and design help to create home-liness? And do you think it is a special Danish phenomenon?
"Yes, I would say. The Danes have a very unique approach to furniture design. The Nordic understanding of nature and of using natural materials in furniture design is deeply rooted in you. You know how to bring nature inside because your furniture is made of natural materials such as wood, stone and leather. These natural materials instinctively give a nice feeling, but it is also about the craftsmanship, that a piece of furniture is upholstered in a way so that it embraces you and makes you feel comfortable, that the finish is perfect. The Danes are exceptionally skilled at this."

When do you think that a space is nice to be in and when do you feel at home?
"A room is homey when the lighting and the atmosphere come together, when the music matches the place and when the combination of colours and light makes me feel happy. But I would also like to be able to feel what is happening outside. I do not like being confined to rooms that are closed up, where daylight is excluded or where materials and furniture are cold, or where I get cold feet."

Do you think there is a difference in the perception of homeliness in the North and in the South?
"Yes, and for the simple reason that we spend more time outdoors in the south. In the north, you spend more time indoors and therefore your homes are more important to you. You put more effort into the decoration of your homes than we do in southern Europe. But the feeling of home to have a pleasant fragrance, the scent of wood for example, when you walk into a home, the pleasant sensation of daylight is universal and for me, some of the most important factors when we talk about home."

How can furniture contribute to a homely atmosphere?
"Furniture can greatly contribute to the creation of a home – if it is comfortable, high quality and well placed. There is nothing better than a couch near a fireplace in the afternoon on a winter day with some tapas, a glass of wine and good friends."

The lune modular sofa in the colour Blueberry designed by Jaime Hayon.
Designed by Jaime Hayon, 2017

Lune™

With Lune, Hayon has taken the flexibility of a modular sofa and added an aesthetic layer to it.
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Ro lounge chair designed by Jaime Hayon
Designed by Jaime Hayon, 2013

RO™

A beautiful chair and a shelter to form a private space - both are characteristics of Jaime Hayon's Ro™ easy chair.
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Fri lounge chair by Jaime hayon
Designed by Jaime Hayon, 2015

FRI™

Open, soft and simplicity itself. Jaime Hayon created the easy chair Fri™ to represent exactly this.
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Favn sofa in light pink, designed by Jaime Hayon
Designed by Jaime Hayon, 2011

FAVN™

Favn; the Danish word for embrace, is the result of a creative dialogue between the Spanish designer, Jaime Hayon and Fritz Hansen.
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Analog table by Jaime Hayon with Drop chairs by Arne Jacobsen
Designed by Jaime Hayon, 2014

ANALOG™

Jaime Hayon's dining table is not a square, a circle or an oval – it is a new form that combines the best of all three.
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