here’s a new exhibition at the Design Museum Holon in Tel Aviv, Israel: Funtastico Hayon. Funtastico Hayon, the retrospective on designer Jaime Hayon, will run until the 30th April 2016. In a sea of pink armchairs, oversized beanbags and golden masks, this exhibition shows the last ten years of Jaime Hayon’s career. In fact, Hayon has become a true star in his own right.
Born in 1974, Hayon has always been extremely sought after in the field of interior design. Throughout the years, Jaime has been commended for his vast production of dramatic pieces: soft furnishings for Fritz Hansen, fun items like the sculptural mirror Face Mirror, designed in partnership with Caesarstone and the iconic Green Kitchen chicken. Seemingly, his style has something of the bizarre, yet always relevant to people’s whishes: Hayon makes us dream, as well as meeting our needs.
No wonder, this exhibition is named Funtastico: a brand new term, which defines the imaginative and fantastic world the Spanish designer illustrates in his projects. Everyday pieces, dramatic installations, interior designs and household items: in Hayon’s hands they become magical pieces, with an almost childlike appeal.
Different symbols, signs, shapes and colours blend together in an eternal game of familiar ideas, which are sometimes ground-breaking and where space/ time rules are constantly being overturned. Everything takes form as if by magic and as soon as we set foot inside the museum, we find ourselves in his incredible world. This is a space where the overall mood is, and needless to say, Funtastic.
Where: Design Museum Holon, Tel Aviv, Israel
When: ongoing - 30 April 2016