Jaime Hayon "The only difficult things are boring projects"

Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. His artistic vision was first fully exposed in the ‘Mediterranean Digital Baroque’ and ‘Mon Cirque’ installations.  These collections put Jaime at the forefront of a new wave that blurred the lines  between art, decoration and design, also added a renaissance in  nely-crafted, intri cate objects within the context of contemporary design culture. 

Jaime further de ned his vision in subsequent solo exhibitions and shows at major  galleries, and design and art fairs all over the globe. After founding Hayon Studio in  2001, his wide client base has spanned diverse functions and mediums, including  domestic furniture for B.D. Barcelona, Cassina, Fritz Hansen, &Tradition, and Magis;  lighting  xtures for Parachilna, Metalarte and Swarovski; and sophisticated objects for  Bisazza, Lladró and Baccarat. He has also executed complete interiors for leading  hotels, restaurants, museums, and retail establishments worldwide. 

Hayon Studio’s creative base is in Valencia, Spain with o ces in Barcelona and Treviso,  Italy, Jaime’s work has appeared in the most prestigious art and design publications  worldwide. He has won numerous awards, including multiple Elle Decoration Interna tional Design Awards, included by Wallpaper Magazine in its “Top 100” list and  recognised by the magazine as one of the most in uential creators of the last decade,  lauded as a “visionary” and one of the most creative icons by Times magazine. 

Jaime Hayon Garden

Jaime Hayon Garden

Let’s discover more about him!

– What are the biggest challenges you have met in your career?

Challenges are at the heart of the design process and it is actually what I enjoy most: facing new ones and finding creative ways to use them as a learning device. What is really an issue is not challenges but lack of faith. When a client or project do not trust your ability and is not willing to take risks in order or achieving something really new is when things are difficult. 

– How would you describe your work?

My work is bold, creative, imaginative, colorful and comes from a very personal perspective.

– How is your passion for visual art and design born?

Creativity has always been a part of who I am. I have explored it through many angles, from sports to design to interior design to sculptures, installations, painting… I can describe it as a way of expression, a need for dialogue between myself and creativity. 


– What is the most difficult work you have done and why?

The only difficult things are boring projects. Difficulty is a matter of energy and disposition: when there is a good vibe and the freedom to explore new roads, I am all in and don’t find complicated things difficult. 

– What is your main source of inspiration?

I find inspiration in travel, in folklore, in everyday things, in lost universes, in nature and in history, to name a few. 

– What about your next project?

Less than a month ago, I completed some really exceptional projects. I will devote the next months to the creation of new artworks which I am very excited about. There is an upcoming exhibition in September in Brussels and another one in Barcelona. There will also be a painting show in March, in Miami. 

Outside of design, what are you currently interested in and how is it influencing your design work?  

I am very interested and driven by painting. It has a great hold on me and I am completely captured by it. 

Portrait | Jaime Hayón

Portrait | Jaime Hayón