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Jaime Hayon

The spanish artist and designer who designed Stone Age Folk.

The Architectural Pavilion

Stone Age folk is presented in the form of an architectural pavilion at the Palazzo Serbelloni. The installation also features two merry go rounds which allow visitors to interact with the material.

Stone Age Folk

The installation showcases tribal masks, whimsical characters and faces made out of quartz, stain glass and metal which are inspired by the natural environment and traditional folklore.

The frame for the installation is made out of metal, which divides the pavilion. The quartz and stain glass are fitted into these frames to form Jaime’s signature characters.

The stained glass and quartz come together to make a beautiful combination.The installation is a kaleidoscopic structure made out of Caesarstone’s quartz, stained glass and metal.

Furniture with a face

The first installation of Stone Age Folk was showcased at the Interior Design Show at Toronto where Jaime displayed seven pieces of furniture featuring his tables and cabinets having characters on them.

The Clown Cabinet

This is one of the seven pieces of furniture designed by Jaime Hayon for the first installation of Stone Age Folk. The cabinet is made of Caesarstone`s quartz and features the face of a clown giving it an interesting twist.

Sketches of Stone Age Folk

These are the sketches of the architectural pavilion and the furniture pieces which depict the details of the structure and the pieces of furniture.

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Lab 03 Oct 2017

Sensory Experiences: Jaime Hayon and Caesarstone reinterpret a 21st Century architectural folklore

Stone Age Folk, an installation by the spanish artist and designer Jaime Hayon in collaboration with one of the leading Quartz manufacturers, Caesarstone, takes visitors into the land of folklore. He creates a kaleidoscopic work that enables visitors to playfully interact with the material in a fresh and undiluted way. Displayed at the Miami Design Week earlier in 2017, the installation shows impressive stone marquetry, metal crafting and use of high-end stained glass window techniques, which are a mark of mastery over craft.

A product that induces emotions, Stone Age Folk is a personification of the artist’s own imaginative cosmos. The installation builds on a fantastical world, drawing inspiration from flora, fauna and folklore of different cultures ranging from Hungarian myths to African tribal influences.

Jaime Hayon

The spanish artist and designer who designed Stone Age Folk.

 

Jaime Hayon, a designer by profession, combined quartz, stained glass and metal to develop Stone Age Folk. The installation at the Milan Design Week followed on from an exhibition at the Interior Design Show (IDS) in Toronto. In Stone Age Folk, Jaime transformed the Palazzo Serbelloni, a neoclassical palace built in the 18th century, into an architectural pavilion by combining over 48 variations of Caesarstone colours with metal and stained glass.

The Architectural Pavilion

Stone Age folk is presented in the form of an architectural pavilion at the Palazzo Serbelloni. The installation also features two merry go rounds which allow visitors to interact with the material.

The Untold Folktale

On entering the Palazzo, one is welcomed with Hayon’s signature tribal mask, constructed in the form of playful carousels. On stepping further inside, one is greeted with a kaleidoscopic structure that takes up most of the space in the ballroom. The pavilion is divided using metal frames and methodically built into triangular, circular and linear compositions, from which the quartz and glass emerge. It also features Jaime’s signature smiling characters that pop up throughout the space alongside joyful carousel wall panels, lights and tables.

Stone Age Folk

The installation showcases tribal masks, whimsical characters and faces made out of quartz, stain glass and metal which are inspired by the natural environment and traditional folklore.

The frame for the installation is made out of metal, which divides the pavilion. The quartz and stain glass are fitted into these frames to form Jaime’s signature characters.

The installation also features two merry-go-rounds within the pavilion alongside a series of play-oriented furniture. These include cabinets, tables and panels made from the highly durable quartz reflecting a unique style, such as clown-faced cabinets and bird-like dining tables, along with smaller-scale side tables featuring animated characters. Along with the merry-go-rounds, the ensemble allows the visitors to interact with the versatility of shapes, colours and textures in the installation from all angles.

The stained glass and quartz come together to make a beautiful combination.The installation is a kaleidoscopic structure made out of Caesarstone’s quartz, stained glass and metal.

 

Stone Age Folk is a personification of the artist’s own imaginative cosmos. The installation builds on a fantastical world, drawing inspiration from flora, fauna and folklore of different cultures – from Hungarian myths to African tribal influences. 

The Miracle Material: Quartz

Caesarstone’s quartz material, in which The Stone Age Folk has been made, is composed of 93% quartz which is combined with polyester resins and pigments to form non-porous slabs. Quartz assembles together quickly, with high resistance and elasticity and has the ability to go into any form and therefore is easier to work with in comparison to marble. The new technology and machinery enables it to be cut sharply and combine it to perfection. But in this case, it is very fascinating to see how Jaime uses it on an architectural or spatial scale.

Furniture with a face

The first installation of Stone Age Folk was showcased at the Interior Design Show at Toronto where Jaime displayed seven pieces of furniture featuring his tables and cabinets having characters on them.

The Clown Cabinet

This is one of the seven pieces of furniture designed by Jaime Hayon for the first installation of Stone Age Folk. The cabinet is made of Caesarstone`s quartz and features the face of a clown giving it an interesting twist.

 

Stone Age Folk is an interactive installation that enables visitors to view a folktale which is smoothly blended with the materiality of quartz, playfulness, craft and cultural references. Every face and every character is different giving the installation its uniqueness.

Sketches of Stone Age Folk

These are the sketches of the architectural pavilion and the furniture pieces which depict the details of the structure and the pieces of furniture.

 

Find out more about this unique installation and Jamie Hayon's work here.