“Tables are where people exchange ideas, express emotions and connect with each other,” explains Spanish artist / designer Jaime Hayon.
“As a multi-purpose object, why not design a multi-tiered table where different sizes, shapes, colours and materials converge together? Like one of Alexander Calder’s kinetic sculptures. Various shapes suspended in air but kept in place, supported by a metal armature. Creating a curious equilibrium that resembles a mobile - only static.”
At first glance, each Hayon Lounge table is a lesson in geometry. One version features a round shape coupled with a hexagon together with an elongated oval. Another version has a painter’s palette shape, while another version juxtaposes a rounded rectangle with an elongated oval and a circle. Each table is a composition of three distinctive shapes beautifully balanced at different heights which form a unified whole.
“The Hayon Lounge Table is my idea of interesting,” remarks &tradition’s Brand Director Martin Kornbek Hansen. “The polished marble brings a sense of nobility, while the oak adds earthiness. With metal as the stabilising factor connecting different shapes, colours and materials together. With each table offering three surfaces to choose from, it’s a modern answer to our multi-tasking lives.”
Varying in length from 67 cm to 83 cm to 116 cm, the Hayon Lounge Tables give a linear feeling to a 3D object. A sculpture you can enjoy looking at and living with.
He has designed countless pieces of furniture, lighting fixtures and home acc- essories, hotel interiors, retail shops, a line of ceramics, shoes and his own collection of timepieces. With designs already in prominent museums around the globe, Hayon is at the forefront of a new wave of talents blurring the lines between art, decoration and design.
With offices in Italy, Spain and Japan, Hayon is a prolific designer keen on exploring new, expressive forms. Armed with a deep respect for artisan skills, finely-crafted details and a passion for play.
CATCH by Jaime Hayon is a chair that welcomes you with open arms. Almost like limbs, the armrests extend outwards ready to embrace you as you sit down. The lightness of the curves are counterbalanced by a sturdy base in this eyecatching design with plenty of personality. “Hayon created this witty person-ification to be a comfortable chair able to accommodate various body types,” explains Martin Kornbek Hansen. “It’s his harmonious construction of curves in this inviting shape that won us over at &tradition. In a terrific chair destined to become an icon.”