Standing proud with its sights set on the horizon, this gilded porcelain sculpture by Spain's rock star designer Jaime Hayon symbolizes the importance of remaining optimistic. And what hope! At 72 cm-high, this golden bird makes a grand statement.
For more than a decade, Jaime has collaborated with the family-run Italian ceramic house Bosa Ceramiche, based in Borsa del Grappa. As with most of his work for Camper, Lladro and a host of interior and architectural work around the world, Jaime brings a signature whimsy to his work, yet always considering that design is also about living with the stuff. What we love most about Jaime is his design ethos: it's about creating happiness. We couldn't agree more.
28.25" h x 13" dia (72x33cm)
White ceramic stand included.
"Humor reflects very much who I am…my character," says Spanish-born designer Jaime Hayon, known for his bold and whimsical design sense. As a teenager in the 1970s, he submerged himself in skateboard culture and graffiti art and then opted to study industrial design in Madrid and Paris. Joining Fabrica, the Benetton-funded design and communication academy, he began working closely with legendary image-maker and agitator Oliviero Toscani. After heading up the Fabrica design department, Jaime broke out with his own collections of designer toys, ceramics and furniture.
A rock star in the design world with studios in Italy, Spain and the UK, Jaime's client list includes Camper, Baccarat, &Tradition and Established & Sons. He’s particularly known for tabletop objects—his irreverent approach kickstarted heritage porcelain house Lladró. Numerous awards from the likes of Icon Magazine, Wallpaper Magazine and Elle Decor (Spain) attest to his sway. "People will always look for objects that inspire them," he says, "that make them dream."