Sunday, 12 October 2008
Jaime Hayon - extra information
"I'm sort of an impulsive street-artist, a graffiti-artist but with a Louis Vuitton egde"
White shirt, brown slacks and flashy green shoes...
The excentric about Jaime Hayon (34) is all in the details. Details he apparently designed himself for the Spanish shoe-brand Camper. But he also appreciates details on other people. He loves THEO, he's a fan. "Love the glasses, they're insanely mad, just like me...", he says.
At Interieur Kortrijk, he's thé guest of honour this year and his name adds up to an incredible list of names like Verner Panton, Jean Nouvel en Konstantin Grcic.
It can go really fast in the world of design ; Hayon is in the trade for only the last 4 years. One year ago he had even never heard of the fair in Kortrijk...
Was he already familiar with Belgian designers ?
Yes, I've seen really good design. Xavier Lust for example, he makes "good stuff" and also Sylvain Willenz with his lighting.
Willenz is a young and sympathetic guy whom I admire very much. Just like Arne Quinze, I've also met him before...As far as Belgium is concerned I'm agreat fan of Theo glasses and Marcolini-chocolat...
His work :
In 2005 he created a bathroom collection AQHayon for Art-Quitect
Exhibitions of his work have been a great succes in many gallerys ; the David Gill gallery in London & galerie Vivid in Amsterdam are a few that exposed his work...
His furniture-collection 'Showtime' has been a great succes. Anyone willing to try one of his chairs...can see and try for themselves in the Stadsfeestzaal in Antwerpen (see also blog : ALEXIS).
In 2006 Hayon became art-director of the Lladro, the prestigious porcelain-manufacturer in Valencia.
Wallpaper magazine called him one of the most pioneering designers worldwide and in 2006 he got the Elle Deco International design award.
Hayon has co-worked with labels as Benetton, Coca-Cola, Established & sons, Danone, Adidas, Camper, Swarovski, Piper-Heidsieck and Bisazza.
At Interieur 08 Hayon will show an overview-exhibition for the first time in Belgium.