Spanish-designer Jaime Hayon has racked up a long list of well-deserved accolades, including most recently being named Elle Decoration’s Designer of the Year 2016. Hayon seamlessly blends his intricate knowledge of craft and artisan skills with a good dose of experimentation, fantasy and humour to create furniture and lighting characterised by slender lines, curvaceous forms and soft textures. You’ll find a variety of Hayon’s furniture and lighting available at KE-ZU; and in true Hayon style, they are playfully sophisticated to the end.
Bardot from Bernhardt Design
The Bardot collection consists of sofas, loveseats and chairs and is inspired by the feminine silhouette with curves that flow into one another. The interior and exterior surfaces merge together creating a smooth and form-fitted shape, like a dress fitting the body. Hayon wanted the sofa to “combine the lightness and strength of a ballerina” and to “feel like a fruit, tender to the touch.”
Frames from Expormim
Hayon brings traditional outdoor furniture indoors with the clever Frames collection. The armchair, screen and side table combine Expormim’s long tradition of producing sophisticated wicker and rattan furniture with Hayon’s whimsical and elegant design sensibility. Taking a new approach to rattan, Hayon created a series of articulated frames with pronounced and playful curves.
ABALLS from Parachilna
Hayon’s ABALLS lighting range combines two refined materials with great artistry and skill: the tradition of hand-blown glass, and the craftsmanship of Italian ceramicist Italo Bosa. The suspended chandelier, hanging pendants and table lamps are a minimalist and luxurious lighting range, rich on material and simple on form. Electroplated steel frames and ceramic bases are available in black, gold, copper, white and platinum.
Chinoz from Parachilna
Chinoz is a large table lamp that shines its light on the classical urn shape. The ceramic body is crafted and hand-finished by Italo Bosa; the wooden based is turned on a lathe in Pere’s workshop in Menorca; and a blown-glass shade sits atop. Chinoz is available in green, red, black, and a decorative ‘ming’ finish that references blue and white Chinese porcelain.