Stockholm Furniture Fair announces their Guest of Honour

Published on : Friday, October 14, 2016

jaime_hayonSpanish artist and designer Jaime Hayon, known for his playful expression and versatile production, is going to be the Guest of Honour at next year’s Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, to be held from February 7 to 11, 2017.

Jaime Hayon has been given the assignment to create an exhibition in the Entrance Hall. This is the 14th time Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair has invited a well-respected international designer to create an installation.

Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. After studying industrial design in Madrid and Paris he joined Fabrica – the Benetton-funded design and communication academy in Italy- in 1997 where he directed the design department until 2003. Jaime Hayon set up his own studio practice in the year 2000 and dedicated himself fully to his personal projects from 2003 onward.

Cecilia Nyberg, Project Area Manager for Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, says, “We think that Jaime Hayon is one of today’s most exciting and unique designers. He works in the boundary between art and design and we admire the breadth of his production, which includes everything from watches to furniture and interior design. We look forward to seeing his playful expression, spiced with humor and innovation, portrayed in an exhibition. We are convinced it will inspire, challenge and be appreciated by our visitors.”

Jaime Hayon is pushing the limits in several mediums and areas of use. This has resulted in collections for different types of customers. He has collaborated with glass and pottery companies such as Baccarat, Lladró and Choemon and created furniture for Fritz Hansen, Magis, Ceccotti, & Tradition and Moooi, to name a few. He has designed accessories for Bosa, Paola C, Cassina, Gaia & Gino and The Rug Company. In 2013, he designed his first watch collection for OROLOG. These collections have put Jaime Hayon at the forefront a new wave of creators that blurred the lines between art, decoration and design and a renaissance in finely-crafted, intricate objects within the context of contemporary design culture.

Hayon also designs the interior of hotels, restaurants and retail establishments throughout the world. These have become platforms for which he can create special objects and both functional and non-functional elements. His most recent restaurant, Le Sergent Recruteur in Paris, as well as several jewellery shops for Nirav Modi in India, Hong Kong and New York are all good examples of Hayon’s interior design.

The designer shared, “I have always been a huge fan of the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair as it brings together the best of the industry in a very special way. I feel great respect for this event and to be invited as the Guest of Honour for the upcoming edition is a privilege.”


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