“As a designer, you normally want your designs to be noticed,” laughs Spanish artist / designer Jaime Hayon. “And spot lamps are usually anonymous and ignored. With the Passepartout Lamps, I wanted a versatile lamp in a decorative design that could easily fit into any type of spatial environment. So we pictured the environment and then we pictured a frame to simply enhance it. Like a Passe-Partout. Et voilà.” Whether you need lighting for a large, expansive space or a narrow corridor, for a cosy home environment or a welcoming workspace, the Passepartout Lamp emits a light that’s surprisingly calm and tranquil. Add to that built-in LED technology that ensures a high quality light emission that’s also energy-efficient, custom designed so the light is uniformly dispersed throughout a space. The lamp comes in matt white in different shapes that’s decorative without drawing too much attention to itself. Choose one style for a consistent look or group them together to create a unique design statement.
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.