The recent Interior Design Show (IDS), held last January in Toronto, unveiled one of the most important collaborations between two of the design industry’s best-known names: Caesarstone, providers of prime quality natural quartz surfaces, and world-famous, award-winning Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon.
Called Stone Age Folk, the new collection is a whimsical universe inspired by natural and mythical worlds that depict much fauna and folklore. Over 48 Caesarstone colors were used, combining fantasy with traditional high-end stone marquetry. Hayon demonstrated the versatility of Caesarstone’s material, transforming their quality surfaces into various forms. All the pieces emanated a kaleidoscopic feel, presenting Caesarstone’s quartz material in a refreshing and unexpected way through Hayon’s signature playfulness.
Each of the seven furniture pieces possessed its own vibe, ranging from cabinets that made visitors stare and look at the quirky faces formed on the surface, dining tables that resembled birds and weighed nearly and small side tables that depicted animated characters.
Hayon, now based in Valencia, is known for collections that blur the lines between art, decor and design. He has brought forth intricate objects that are created within the context of contemporary design culture, and he’s had frequent solo exhibitions and shows at major galleries and art fairs worldwide. Prior to this collaboration with Caesarstone, Hayon had already been on the global radar, having worked with important clients such as Cassina, Fritz Hansen, Swarovski, Lladró and Baccarat.
Vanessa Liwanag, is an MBA alumni of the prestigious Mod'Art International in Paris, France and founder of Creative Talents Worldwide. A frequent contributor to ArchiExpo e-magazine, she also writes for top luxury travel blog LuxeInACity.