Jaime Hayón was born in Madrid in 1974. From a young age he was immersed within skateboard and street art culture, informing his early design aesthetic, with bold colours and otherworldly forms. After studying industrial design in Madrid and Paris, he founded Hayón studio in 2001, going on to develop collections for globally-recognised design houses including Fritz Hansen and Magis.
With a focus on finely-crafted, intricate objects, Hayón’s work blurs the boundaries between art, decoration and interior design. Currently based in Valencia, Hayon Studio have been awarded numerous accolades including the Elle Decoration Design Awards and Wallpaper’s top 100 list of the world’s most influential designers.
“Creativity is not about drawing or painting, but about seeing the world in a different way” – Jaime Hayón.
Hayón’s early works, including the ground-breaking Mediterranean digital baroque exhibition in 2006, explored elements of surrealism, baroque and dynamism with otherworldly forms.
Fritz Hansen Lounge, Shanghai
The Fritz Hansen Lounge Club in Shanghai, was designed by Hayón in 2019. The first of its kind, this unique members club combines a restaurant, bar and furniture showroom within a traditional Shanghai building. Its interior design is a riot of colour with Hayón’s signature playful forms and rich use of textures throughout the space. Visitors can enjoy authentic Cantonese cuisine, relax in the reading room or catch up with friends in the tea rooms. The combination of Eastern and Western elements creates a diversified functional space.
Photos: Jaime Hayón Studio
Fri & Ro Lounge Chairs
The Fri and Ro Lounge Chairs encapsulate the Nordic design principles of simplicity and soft minimalism, combining a sculpted form with luxurious upholstery. The new special edition, features Kvadrat Atom upholstery fabric designed by Raf Simons. Atom comprises a striking multi-tone, wool-blend bouclé in various shades of green, grey, and yellow yarn with a speckled appearance.
The Ikebana vase collection designed by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen references the spirit of Japan’s ancient ikebana tradition. The intricate beauty of nature is highlighted within this vase, giving individual space to single stem flowers within the container itself.