I first began following Madrid-born artist/designer Jaime Hayon’s work a handful of years ago when I saw his Showtime vases at The Future Perfect in Brooklyn. The balanced curves and primary shapes of his pieces results in something so easy to gape at – hypnotizingly simple – and full of youthful cues: Japanese animation, vinyl toy culture, circus patterns, graffiti, science fiction… Oh, how I pine for Hayon’s glossy Green Chicken, with her felt-like plumes, perfectly peckish beak, and alien bulb-ears… What’s next for the artist? A giant porcelain chess set to be exhibited in Trafalgar Square for the 2009 London Design Festival (Sept 19-27)!
“I think that your cultural/background has a great deal to do with who you are. One’s identity is a mix between background and life journey. My work is very personal and it comes from who I am and what I have learnt in my path.”
– Jaime Hayon via Wallpaper*