Jaime Hayon has had a long and illustrious career for someone so young. After training as an industrial designer in Madrid and Paris he joined Fabrica – Benetton Group’s communication research centre – in 1997, where he directed the design department until 2003. Jaime established his own studio in 2000 and now runs offices in Spain, Japan and Italy, pursuing a range of eclectic projects that include product design, interior design, curatorial roles and artistic installations. Known for injecting humour and colour into his designs, his boldness has helped his work transcend the boundaries of the art and design worlds. Hayon’s esteem for and knowledge of artisan skills has allowed him to push the boundaries of many mediums and functions. His work has been widely exhibited at some of the world’s best galleries and art fairs, and Times magazine named him as one of the world’s 100 leading creators.