Jaime Hayon is known for bringing playfulness into everything he creates, no matter if it is art, furniture design or decorative objects. The GEO sculptures #1 and #2 are the Spanish designers first wooden sculptures produced by Fritz Hansen. They are an enchanting, tangible interpretation of the quirky drawings Hayon is known for, that are also found in his artistic throws created for the Fritz Hansen Accessories collection. The two sculptures tell each their story. GEO #2 is geometrically a cylinder with a lid that can be lifted and used to store life’s little belongings like jewellery.
Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayón 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. 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.