Jaime Hayon is the most intriguing figure in new Spanish design. He has energy, talent and a style of his own, which are all distilled into the Showtime collection he has designed for Bd Barcelona design. This happy encounter between a young designer and a veteran producer has led to the birth of a collection of great personality for the home.
The Showtime collection has become an icon of contemporary design. It includes seating elements, tables and accessories, which are all functional, classic and modern at the same time.
The contrasts and sophistication, which give personality to Jaime Hayon’s work, are perfectly represented in this ample collection.
Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. Times magazine included Hayon as one of the 100 most relevant creators of our times and Wallpaper magazine has listed him as one of the most influential creators of the last decade.
With offices in Italy, Spain and UK, Hayon’s main interest is to find challenges and new perspectives. His vision blurs the lines between art, decoration and design, bringing back a renaissance in finely-crafted, intricate objects within the context of contemporary design culture: creating furniture, products, interiors, sculptures and art Installations.
His unique style was first fully exposed in "Mediterranean Digital Baroque" at London’s David Gill Gallery, followed by many exhibitions and installations set up in major galleries and museums worldwide. His concern for the conservation of craft skills and his way of challenging design has led him to develop renowned work for Baccarat, Fritz Hansen, The Groningen Museum, Bisazza, Bosa, La Terraza del Casino, Lladró, Magis, Established & Sons and Faberge among many others.
His influence and variety has received many important International awards. In 2008, Jaime was guest of honor at Belgium’s Interieur Biennial, the youngest person ever to receive the accolade. Source: www.hayonstudio.com
Bd Barcelona Design is the Spanish company with the highest international prestige in design. It was founded in 1972 as Bd Ediciones de Diseño by the architects and interior designers Pep Bonet, Cristian Cirici, Lluis Clotet, Mireia Riera and Oscar Tusquets. At the time of its foundation, Bd Ediciones de Diseño was a mere expression of almost insolent rebellion by a group of young, unsatisfied architects, but it soon became a productive philosophy with a mission to break moulds, even commercial ones.
The Bocaccio Design (a clue for those who were not already in on the secret) of the Barcelona of the early 70s was created as a vehicle for the production of all those items of furniture, objects and accessories which could not be found in shops. It might have turned out to be nothing more than an arrogant idea, but in fact became a unique experience, offering an interpretation of design hitherto unknown in Spain: a new sensibility, a different perception of everyday objects.
"We believe that this initial stimulus has become enriched over the intervening years with mixtures which, to us, appear exquisite. It is for this reason that we have published them."
In this way, contemporary creations co-exist with those of the great universally admired masters. Konstantin Grcic, Jaime Hayón, Ross Lovegrove and Alfredo Häberli have shared space with Antoni Gaudì, Salvator Dalí, Ettore Sottsass and Giuseppe Terragni.
Two pieces of enamelled stoneware porcelain, monochrome white or bicolour
Monochrome (only white)
Bicolour (interior white, exterior black)
Diameter 19cm, height 33cm
Made in Italy
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