The Clown Lamp by Jaime Hayón for Lladro

published in: Design By Costas Voyatzis, 24 January 2009

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The world-renowned Maison et Objet fair, taking place in Paris from January 23rd through 27th, is the chosen setting for the presentation of the new issues for 2009 in The Fantasy Collection by Jaime Hayón: one of them is The Clown Lamp.

The magic of the circus is the muse for this innovative lamp with a golden nose that calls out to be touched and works as a dimmer. Inspired by one of the original clowns Hayon designed for the Italian studio Bosa, this creation is another example of how the world of imagination, the unexpected and the surprising impregnates all the creations in The Fantasy and transforms them into objects that, over and beyond their decorative potential, awaken a sense of fantasy. In this case, the reminder of childhood, a time of fantasy, is combined with the functionality of the object as a lamp. And it is this perfect balance between expression and function that makes these pieces such highly prized objects.

More products from the FANTASY Collection's 2009 update, are coming soon at Yatzer


Jaime Hayon, Lladro

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About Jaime Hayón

Jaime Hayón Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. As a teenager, he submerged himself in skateboard culture and graffiti art, the foundation of the detailed, bold-yet-whimsical imagery so imminent in his work today. After studying industrial design in Madrid and Paris he joined Fabrica in 1997, the Benetton-funded design and communication academy, working closely with the legendary image-maker and agitator Oliverio Toscani. In a short time he was promoted from student to head of their Design Department, where he oversaw projects ranging from shop, restaurant and exhibition conception and design to graphics. Eight years later, Jaime broke out on his own, first with collections of designer toys, ceramics and furniture, followed by interior design and installation. His singular vision was first fully exposed in ‘Mediterranean Digital Baroque’ at London’s David Gill Gallery, an exciting mise en scène, largely executed in ceramic, followed by ‘Mon Cirque’, which traveled to Frankfurt, Barcelona, Paris and Kuala Lumpur. These collections put Jaime at the forefront a new wave of creators that blurred the lines between art, decoration and design and a renaissance in finely-crafted, intricate objects within the context of contemporary design culture.

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    zuy | 2009-01-24 10:24:40

    white clown with Marcel Wanders golden nose ( Starck 's clown nose is red)....

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