Jaime Hayon


Jaime Hayon has had a long and illustrious career for somebody so young. He trained as an industrial designer in Madrid and Paris and went on, in 1997, to work as a researcher in Fabrica, Benetton Group’s communication research centre in Treviso, Italy. In 2004, he set out on his own and has kept his hands full with eclectic projects: from toys, to furniture and interior design as well as artistic installations. His boldness has been transcending the borders of the often separated worlds of art and design. Hayon’s work has developed in diverse areas: from curatorial roles, to those of an artist, to that of a designer. He has developed numerous collections in the furniture, lighting, bathroom, ceramics and interiors fields and his art installations have been a constant throughout his independent career. Hayon has received awards from Elle Decoration, Wallpaper*, the London Design Festival as well as many others. Times magazine named him as one of the most 100 relevant creators of these times. “Ever since I moved to the United Kingdom I have been fascinated by the story of Henry VIII. What a great story! One large man and six unlucky ladies. Despotic, hedonistic, passionate, headstrong and indomitable, he would be governed by neither church nor state. As a king, Henry was known to be a man of great culture who loved opulence as well as being one of the most feared monarchs of all time. When I was asked to design something for the British company Established & Sons, I decided to base my design on the most influential King of England. It is an English story for an English company.” Jaime Hayon.