Palette Tables by Jaime Hayon
Palette Tables is the new collaboration between Jaime Hayon and &tradition inspired by Alexander Calder’s kinetic sculptures. The tables are harmoniously designed as a composite of disparate sizes, shapes, colours and materials.
For these tables, Hayon has orchestrated a collage of different sizes and shapes; a painter’s palette shape, a circle, a rounded rectangle, an elongated oval and a hexagon. The materials used are also a mixed balance of different kinds of marble, such as polished Nero Marquina, Rosso Levanto and honed Bianco Carrara and Ash veneer in stained dark grey, blue or pale pink. The armature is made out of steel giving the impression that every element of the table is suspended.
“I’ve been fascinated by Alexander Calder for ages, he was the originator of the mobile. While everyone was drawing on paper, Calder transformed abstract drawings into 3D linear sculptures. With the Hayon Lounge Tables, you get a similar sense of equilibrium from any angle. A feeling of motion in a static object, merging the elegance of marble with the strength of metal and the lightness of wood.”
The spanish designer, known for his deep respect for artisan skills, finely-crafted details and a passion for play,has an uncanny ability to mix and mismatch every design parameter into one holistic table that would welcome any coffee cup or cosy conversation.
Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. Times magazine included Hayon as one of the 100 most relevant creators of our times and Wallpaper magazine has listed him as one of the most influential creators of the last decade. With offices in Italy, Spain and UK, Hayon’s main interest is to find challenges and new perspectives. His vision blurrs the lines between art, decoration and design bringing back a renaissance in finely-crafted, intricate objects within the context of contemporary design culture: creating furniture, product, interiors, sculptures and art Installations.
His unique style was first fully exposed in ‘Mediterranean Digital Baroque’ at London’s David Gill Gallery, followed by many exhibitions and installations set up in major galleries and museums worldwide. His concern for the conservation of craft skills and his way of challenging design has led him to develop renowned work for Baccarat, Fritz Hansen, The Groningen Museum, Bisazza, Bosa, La Terraza del Casino, Lladró, Magis, Established & Sons and Faberge among many others.