Gardenias is the second collection by Jaime Hayon for BD.
Gardenias Collection is made from extruded and cast aluminium, inspired in romantic gardens from the middle of the 20th Century. Structure made of cast aluminium and laminates in extruded aluminium. Painted in white (RAL 9001), grey (RAL 7015) or grey (RAL 6021). Upholstered cushions: Detachable; Covers are removable and washable; Apt for outdoors with water-repellent foam. Cushions: The upholstery is detachable from the frame, is removable and can be washed. The material is 100% polyolefin, transpirable and UV resistant in the same color of the estructure. The interior of the upholstery is hydrophobic foam. The uphostery colour matches the structure colour. Packaging: The structure is protected with celaire foam wrap with other special protective sponges. Each unit comes in a reinforced box. Tests: This collection has been tested for resistance and durability in accordance with the following standards for public use: UNE EN 581-1-2006, UNE EN 581-2-2009 and UNE EN 1022:2005 for public use. Cleaning and Maintenance: Structure: This piece of furniture should be cleaned with a damp cloth usign a pH neutral soap. It is also recommended that an organic flannel be used. Do not clean with any alcohol and solvents or apply any other cleaning products containing these derivatives. Upholstery: The natural leather finish should be cleaned with a white cotton cloth to remove dust. For general maintenance, an application of a natural colourless wax should be applied at least once a year. Always use a white cotton cloth. Any synthetic should be cleaned with a white cotton cloth to remove any dust.
Born in Madrid in 1974, Jaime Hayon can boast one of the most glittering careers to be seen in the recent history of contemporary design. Although born and trained in Madrid, he was forged as a designer with Fabrica, the breeding ground of creativity run by Benetton near the Italian city of Treviso, where he arrived in 1997, when he had barely turned 24, to work under Oliviero Toscani, who would soon put him in charge of the design department. It was at Fabrica that he first worked with BD on the Mail Me project. In 2004, Hayon decided to branch out on his own, so he settled in Barcelona and began working on a number of projects while also exhibiting his more personal work in art galleries. His exhibition entitled Mediterranean Digital Baroque, at London’s David Gill Gallery, and the bathroom collection that he designed for ArtQuitect marked the start of his meteoric international rise, which was established with the Showtime collection for BD and his subsequent work with such companies as Metalarte, Camper, Lladró, Bisazza, Swarovsky and Moooi. Hayon currently lives and works in London.