It seems like I developed a kind of Jaime Hayon radar recently.
After the The Best 4 Posts of the Week About Mid-Century and Design about the FAVN Jaime Hayon sofa for Fritz Hansen and A Contemporary Vintage Apartment in Valencia: Jaime Hayon about his house, today I was reading a design magazine when I spotted a lounge chair that looked quite ‘Eames style’.
Reading the description I found out that it was the BD Barcelona Lounger by Jaime Hayon! Yes…him..again…
It is known that the Mid-Century inspires many contemporary designers since years and I like to spot new Mid-Century inspired furniture -as I also did here- and to find the resemblances: I think that is interesting for who like the style of the Mid-Century pieces but can’t find the original ones. Especially the most famous furniture are not so easy to find in the flea and second hand shops!
Hayon likes to take inspiration from the Mid-Century, in fact, like the FAVN was clearly inspired by the Finn Juhl Poeten sofa so the Lounger is inspired by the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman.
This is the third time I stumble upon this designer, so I decided to look for some more info about him:
“Born in Madrid in 1974, Jaime Hayon can boast one of the most glittering careers to be seen in the recent history of contemporary design. Although born and trained in Madrid, he was forged as a designer with Fabrica, the breeding ground of creativity run by Benetton near the Italian city of Treviso, where he arrived in 1997, when he had barely turned 24, to work under Oliviero Toscani, who would soon put him in charge of the design department. It was at Fabrica that he first worked with Bd on the Mail Me project. In 2004, Hayon decided to branch out on his own, so he settled in Barcelona and began working on a number of projects while also exhibiting his more personal work in art galleries. ” (from the BD Barcelona website)
The Lounger looks like the grandchild of the Eames’ utilising similar materials for its structure but available in five colorful variatons: “The structure is in painted tubular steel with micro-textured finish monocolour or black. Seat, back and footstool in varnished walnut plywood, stained black or lacquered. Metal upholstery buttons in the same finish as the structure. Arms, seat back and footstool upholstered in fabrics and leathers”. (from the BD Barcelona website)
I think the Lounger is a great chair, but the Eames’ Lounge is still in my whish list
What do you think about the Lounger? Would you go for it or would you wait to find the Eames’ Lounge ? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading.