“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.
He has designed countless pieces of furniture, lighting fixtures and home accessories, 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 eye catching 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.”