Caesarstone presents: Stone Age Folk by Jaime Hayon – a year-long collaboration for 2017

Leading quartz manufacturer Caesarstone announces its collaboration with world renowned Spanish designer Jaime Hayon for their 2017 Designer Program, which, since 2013, has pushed the boundaries of experiential design with work from nendo, Raw Edges, Philippe Malouin and Tom Dixon.

The first installment of this year-long collaboration will be unveiled in January 2017 at the Interior Design Show, Toronto, followed by a major event during Milan Design Week in April.

Titled “Stone Age Folk” Hayon will use Caesarstone as the essential component of his whimsical universe inspired by Fauna – the natural world – and folklore – the mythical world. Blending fantasy with functionality, playfulness with craft, and interactivity with cultural references, Hayon will create a kaleidoscopic and harmonic installation. Visitors will recognize his signature smiling characters popping up throughout the space, alongside joyful carousels, wall panels, lights and tables.

The installation uses over 48 different Caesarstone colours combined with metal and glass, employing traditional techniques of stone marquetry and metal crafting, showcasing Caesarstone as a precious stone.

“People tend to see Caesarstone as a material that is only used in kitchens, but I looked at it from the viewpoint of an artist and designer. With this in mind, I wanted to create my own imaginative cosmos, using the brand’s quartz material alongside other noble materials like glass and metal.” Jaime Hayon, Designer

“Entranced by Hayon’s fantastical world and ability to combine different elements and Caesarstone colours in such a unique, effortless, and elegant way, we were inspired to work with him on this collaboration that further demonstrates the beauty and strength of Caesarstone, while presenting Jaime’s visionary interpretation.” Elizabeth Margles , VP of Marketing at Caesarstone.

Jaime Hayon and Face Mirror – image by Liah Cheskonov
Jaime Hayon and Face Mirror – image by Liah Cheskonov

About Caesarstone

Caesarstone manufactures high quality engineered quartz surfaces, which are used in   both residential   and   commercial   buildings   as   countertops, vanities,   wall cladding, floors and other interior surfaces.  The  wide  variety  of  colors,  styles, designs  and  textures  of  Caesarstone®  products,  along  with Caesarstone’s inherent characteristics  such  as  hardness,  non-porous,  scratch  and  stain  resistance  and durability,  provide  consumers  with  excellent  surfaces  for  their  internal  spaces which are highly competitive to granite, manufactured solid surfaces and laminate, as  well  as  to  other  engineered  quartz  surfaces.  Caesarstone’s four collections of products — Classico, Motivo, Concetto and Supernatural — are available in over 50 countries around the world.

About Jaime Hayon

Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974.  His artistic vision was first fully exposed in the ‘Mediterranean Digital Baroque’ and ‘Mon Cirque’ installations. These collections put Jaime at the forefront a new wave that blurred the lines between art, decoration  and  design  and  a  renaissance  in  finely-crafted,  intricate  objects  within  the context of cotemporary design culture.

Jaime  further  defined  his  vision  in  subsequent  solo  exhibitions  and  shows  at  major galleries,  and  design  and  art  fairs  all  over  the  globe.  His  wide  client  base  spans  diverse functions  and  mediums,  including  domestic  furniture  for  b.d.  barcelona,  Cassina,  Fritz Hansen, &Tradition, and Magis; lighting fixtures for Parachilna, Metalarte and Swarovski; and sophisticated objects for Bisazza, Lladró and Baccarat. He has also executed complete interiors    for    leading    hotels,    restaurants    and    retail    establishments    worldwide. Jaime currently resides in Valencia, with offices in Barcelona and Treviso (Italy). His work has  appeared  in  the  most  prestigious  art  and  design  publications  worldwide.  He  has  won numerous   awards,   including   multiple   Elle   Decoration   International Design   Awards, included  by  Wallpaper  Magazine  in  its  “Top  100”  list  and  recognized  by  the  magazine  as one of the most influential creators of the last decade, and lauded as a “visionary” and one of the most creative icons by Times magazine.

Sketch by Jaime Hayon – credit to Jaime Hayon Studio

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