Switch Modern is delighted to present a pop-up exhibition of the work of much celebrated artist and designer Jaime Hayon! The exhibition features a range of designs - furniture, lighting, accessories - that Hayon had created for several European manufacturers over the past decade. Jaime Hayon @ Switch Modern includes over thirty of Hayon's designs produced by &Tradition, Denmark; BD Barcelona, Spain; Fritz Hansen, Denmark; Moooi, Netherlands; Nanimarquina, Spain; and Wittmann, Austria.
Left photo: Jaime Hayon's Vuelta high back lounge chair in dark blue velvet. Right photo: Hayon's Vuleta sofa in mesmerizing Irish green velvet is paired with the designer's sculptural and enigmatic Grain Cut table - both pieces are produced by Wittmann, Austria. Resting on the sofa is Hayon's graphic, rectilinear pillow that was newly introduced by Danish manufacturer, Fritz Hansen - in the foreground is Hayon's Formakami suspension lamp for &Tradition, Denmark. (photo credit: Stu Snider)
The Jaime Hayon @ Switch Modern exhibition opening included over 100 guests including a range of Switch Modern's clients, industrial design students, as well as a number of special guests who traveled to Atlanta specifically to attend the opening reception. Our guest of honor was Jaime Hayon who was joined by his wife, Nienke Klunder, and two young sons. The Hayon family was in Atlanta for the opening of two major exhibitions at the High Museum of Art - Merry Go Zoo and Technicolor.
Left photo: This dramatic outdoor lounge chair created by Hayon in 2006 as part of the designer's Showtime Collection for Spanish manufacturer, BD Barcelona. Next to the lounge chair is Hayon's Elements 002 table - sporting playfully quirky, canted legs, the table is produced by Dutch manufacturer, Moooi. Mounted on the wall are two recently introduced examples of the Hayon x Nani rug collection produced by Nani Marquina, Spain. Right photo: The designer's whimsical series of zoomorphic vases from BD Barcelona's Showtime Collection. (photo credit: Stu Snider)
Jaime Hayon's visit was just fabulous! In addition to signing a number of books and catalogues for guests (many of which even included drawings), he discussed his designs with attendees and even participated in an informal interview - a transcription of such will follow in an upcoming blog post. While the opening has happened, the Jaime Hayon @ Switch Modern exhibition will remain up through July 23. Switch Modern has even set up an impromptu "gift shop" that includes a number of Jaime Hayon's accessory designs that are available for purchase.
Left photo: Switch Modern's Doug Henderson introduces Jaime Hayon to the crowd - the pair are standing in front of Hayon's recent Wings bed design for Austrian manufacturer, Wittmann. Right photo (from left to right): Doug Henderson, Co-Owner, Switch Modern; Jaime Hayon; Hartmut Roehrig, Wittmann; Roy Otwell, Co-Owner, Switch Modern. Mr. Roehrig traveled from Austria to attend the opening of the exhibition that includes several of Wittmann's recently introduced designs by Jaime Hayon. (photo credit: Stu Snider)
Two of our guests flew in from New York for the evening. Left photo: Andrew Luke, Area Sales Manager - North America, Fritz Hansen, enjoys a conversation in front of one of Jaime Hayon's new graphic and uber-luxurious throws produced by the Danish manufacturer, Fritz Hansen. Right photo: Ben Anicet, CEO North America, Nanimarquina, taking a selfie with Jaime Hayon in front of two hanging examples from the Spanish manufacturer's new Hayon x Nani Collection of rugs. (photo credit: Stu Snider)
Left photo: Hartmut Roehrig, Wittmann, enjoys a conversation with architect Peter Drey and Jaime Hayon's wife, Nienke Klunder. Hayon's new reversible, graphic throw for Fritz Hansen is suspended in the background. Right photo: Jaime Hayon and Sarah Schleuning enjoy a conversation. Sarah is the decorative arts curator at the High Museum of Art and organized Hayon's two recently-opened exhibitions - Merry Go Zoo and Technicolor. For each exhibition, the Museum commissioned pieces by Hayon that are now part of the High Museum's permanent collection. (photo credit: Stu Snider)
Left photo: Marcia Weber of Gardens to Love enjoys a conversation with Atlanta architects, Cara Cummins and Jose Tavel of TaC Studios. Right photo: Bill Musso and Seth van den Bergh of Musso Design Group sharing a laugh. (photo credit: Stu Snider)
Left photo: Switch Modern team members, Tola Ogun, Chris Butler, and Elaine Lees having fun and enjoying an assortment of Spanish wines. Right photo: Switch Modern's Guillermo Vargas talking to Wittmann's Managing Director, Hartmut Roehrig. Not only does the exhibition include a number of Wittmann pieces designed by Jaime Hayon, Switch Modern also recently received some fabulous Wittmann pieces by several other designers - Josef Hoffmann, Marco Dessi, Jorg Boner, and the design team of Nada Nasrallah and Christian Horner. (photo credit: Stu Snider)
Left photo: Included in the exhibition is Hayon's Lounger from 2009 manufactured by BD Barcelona, Spain - this extraordinarily comfortable lounge chair design even swivels. Right photo: A select group of Hayon's new accessory range for Fritz Hansen that includes (from left to right) the Ikebana vase, tealight holder, candleholders in two sizes, as well as a triple candelabra. All of these accessories are in well-weighted, beautifully finished brushed brass - several combine glass. The juxtaposition of the materials is just extraordinary! Ikebana is spectacular and allows for sophisticated arrangements of flowers. Above these accessories are two examples of the designer's Formakami lamps for &Tradition. Available in three shapes, these suspension lamps are composed of hand-crafted soft white rice paper and punctuated with collars in black-stained oak - each version features a distinct upper form that culminates in a truncated sphere. (photo credit: Stu Snider)
Left photo: Exhibition opening guests including some recent graduates of Georgia Tech's College of Design including (from left to right) Colin Noronha, Paul Reynolds, Sebastian Garcia, Switch Modern's very own Regan O'Connell, Russ Kroll, Hannah McCord, and Alyssa Mellett. Right photo: Noronha and Mellett enjoy a conversation in front of two examples of Jaime Hayon's new rug collection for Nanimarquina. (photo credit: Stu Snider)
Left photo: Suzuko Hisata, Formation Design Group, and Greg Walker, Houser Walker Architecture, sharing a laugh. Right photo: Suzanne Cornell and Switch Modern's Nekayah Snider having some fun. Suzanne's firm, Cornell Munzer, represents Austrian manufacturer Wittmann in North America. Snider is responsible for outside sales at Switch Modern handling inquiries and orders from a plethora of architecture and design firms throughout the US that specify many of Switch Modern's brands for use in commercial projects. (photo credit: Stu Snider)
Left photo: Ben Anicet of Nanimarquina chatting with Manuel Mestre. Manuel is the US Managing Director for Santa & Cole Lighting and was here earlier in the month for an event at which Santa & Cole's Nina Masó and Nina Ordeig unveiled several of the Spanish firm's new designs that were recently shown at Milan's Euroluce. Right photo: Liz Lapidus, Liz Lapidus Public Relations, enjoys a conversation with Switch Modern's Roy Otwell - undoubtedly discussing yet another one of Switch Modern's upcoming events - there are some great ones on the horizon! (photo credit: Stu Snider)
Left photo: Roy Otwell, Switch Modern; Suzanne Cornell, Cornell Munzer; and Jaime Hayon. Right photo: Shawn and Ed Alshut of A2 Studio Architecture discussing the exhibition. (photo credit: Stu Snider)
Left photo: Seth van den Bergh of Musso Design Group engaged in a conversation with Atlanta-based designer, Chris Hardy. Hardy has recently created pieces for Fontana Arte, Buzzispace, and DWR. Right photo: Another great shot of the Switch Modern team... Regan O'Connell, Robyn Jackson, and Roy Otwell. (photo credit: Stu Snider)
In addition to helping organize the exhibition with Roy Otwell, Switch Modern's Regan O'Connell also conducted an informal interview with Jaime Hayon during the event. A transcription of O'Connell's questions and Hayon's answers will be available in an upcoming blog post. (photo credit: Stu Snider)
Switch Modern shows a substantive collection of Jaime Hayon's designs both online and in our Atlanta showroom - many of the pieces are now also available through our Quick Ship Program. For more information about Jaime Hayon @ Switch Modern or any of the designs including our exhibition, please contact us at 404-605-0196 or firstname.lastname@example.org