Jaime Hayon’s Studio in Valencia

Spanish artist and designer Jaime Hayon continues to blur the line between art and design.

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Photography: designboom

Born in Madrid, Jaime Hayon trained in Madrid and Paris as an industrial designer before joining FABRICA, a design and communication research centre and part of the Benetton Group. Having began his solo career in 2004, Hayon has already established offices around the world in Spain, Italy, Japan and the UK with a client list that includes; Camper, lladró, Established & Sons, Magis and Fabergé. Hayon’s work reflects his curiosity and willingness to experiment. Working across a variety of fields such as furniture, product and interior design, sculpture and art installations, his craft is as diverse as it is playful.

Hayon’s studio in Valencia, Spain is somewhat homelike with its own kitchen, library and lounge room. The original Mediterranean floor tiles remain intact, defining each room with a different pattern and creating a strong contrast to Hayon’s contemporary furniture. High ceilings and large windows allow the Mediterranean sun to fill the space.

“I’m always learning by doing things, and I really enjoy what I’m doing. I’ve always been very experimental. I love drawing and I’m very much into sharing things. I have lots of sketchbooks – that’s what I’m doing all the time, sketching, and I keep diaries, of course with drawings…”

- Jaime Hayon