Jaime Hayon – Urban Genius

Born in Madrid in 1974, Jaime Hayon developed an early fascination with graffiti and skateboard culture – an influence that reverberates through his work even today.

At the forefront of a new wave that blurred the lines between art, decoration and design and a renaissance in finely crafted, intricate objects, Jaime opened the doors to the now famous Hayon Studio in 2000. This allowed him to push the boundaries of many mediums and functions, resulting in collections for very diverse clients. His concern for the conservation of craft skills has joined his path with high-end traditional companies concerned with the evolution of their work, such as Bisazza.

His influence and variety has received important International awards such as Elle Deco International Award 2006, Elle Deco Germany: ‘Best International Designer’ 2008, ‘BEST DESIGNER’ for ELLE DECO JAPAN in 2008, AD RUSSIA ‘DESIGNER OF THE YEAR’ 2009, MAISON OBJET DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2010.

Over the course of his flourishing career, he has developed influential designs for Moooi furniture, Swarovski lighting fixtures, the Faberge Salon in Geneva, the Info Centre of the Groninger Museum and even installed a giant chess board in Trafalgar Square.

Most recently, Jaime has added to his ‘Bisazza Portfolio’ by creating a stunning collection of Contemporary Cement Tiles that are pure Hayon, through-and-through.

Jaime is currently working on interiors for leading hotels, restaurants and retail establishments around the world. With offices in Italy, Spain and Japan, Hayon’s main interest is to find challenges and new perspectives continuously.

COLUMNS GREEN by Jaime Hayon
COLUMNS GREEN – a design by Jaime Hayon for Bisazza’s Decorations Collection
Semillas Menta, from the HAYON Collection for Bisazza’s Contemporary Cement Tiles range