The ivory white lamps are handmade using rice paper and the black stained oak highlights the various sizes and shapes that appear together. whilst suspended, the delicate form gently illuminates any room and gives the interior space a warm and familiar atmosphere.
East meets west in Jaime Hayon’s delicate formakami lamps for &tradition known for blurring the lines between art, decoration and design, jaime hayon has once again collaborated with danish design company &tradition to present the ‘formakami’ light series.
The collection of three pendant lamps is reminiscent of the paper lanterns that have been around for centuries, seen often in asian cultures and used for celebration or simply an ornament reflecting hope and prosperity. by blending tradition and history with modern techniques, hayon’s paper lanterns responds to &tradition’s founding principle and his penchant for playfulness.
Jaime Hayon comments on his design: ‘light has the ability to dispel darkness and bring hope, with the paper lanterns, i kept the color white to make the appearance of the lamps themselves light. I also wanted to have even more light exude from them. more illumination. so I cut the bottom shape in half, leaving it open. with a secret desire to illuminate people’s lives – literally and symbolically.’ the 2015 ‘formakami’ collection was presented at maison et objet 2015.
Ivory white paper, black stained oak, 4m black textile cordBox
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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 Oliviero Toscani. In a short time he was promoted from student to head of their Design Department. Eight years later, Jaime broke out on his own, first with his collections of designer toys, ceramics and furniture, later followed by interior design and installations. Jaime Hayon has created the FAVN™ sofa for Fritz Hansen. It is designed with great attention to detail and consist of very few elements. Creating FAVN has been an experimental dialogue. Thinking in a holistic approach, discussing who we are and how we live. Back to the human approach, while being innovative and taking risks. "I wanted to create a form that embraces you, something really organic – that’s why we named it FAVN. At the same time I wanted to explore a technique – I always focus on techniques. It looks really simple, but it’s really complex.