Casa Clarita brings Jaime Hayon’s Unique Style to his home base of Valencia. Valencia has long been the headquarters of the acclaimed Hayon Studio. Now, with the opening of Casa Clarita, Jaime Hayon brings his unique blend of creativity to a new hospitality venture in his hometown. Casa Clarita combines luxury, comfort, and Hayon’s talents to create an exceptional experience that will delight even the most demanding travelers. Located in the historical center of Valencia, the restoration of Casa Clarita is a testament to Hayon’s ability to balance his bold vision with the building’s original charm.
The space features eight apartments and twelve rooms, each unique in design, with exceptional attention to detail and the luxurious contemporary finishes that are the hallmark of a Hayon interior. Custom designs and vintage decorative elements create a magical atmosphere that balances whimsy and elegance. The result is an interior that is full of character and personality. Crisp, contemporary colors, bespoke elements, sculptural forms, and intricate details combine Hayon’s highly expressive style in this dynamic new hotel. Every corner of the space has its own design story, bold blue figures painted on the stairway walls, colorful mosaic floors, the custom headboards above the beds.
In every room, there is something to surprise and delight. Casa Clarita is an architectural gem that originally belonged to a family of glass craftsmen who lived on the upper floors and used the ground floor as a workshop and shop. That spirit of exquisite craftsmanship has been retained and is evident throughout this stunning renovation. Located in the “La Seu”, the city’s oldest quarter, Casa Clarita delivers a sense of home, heritage, and impeccable design in the historic heart of Valencia.
The highlight of the newly renovated space of The Hyundai Daegu is ‘The Forum created by artist & designer, Jaime Hayon. It is a 4.565m2 cultural space and cafe that occupies the entire floor at the top of the building.
The Forum consists of the Café Walking Cup, the Colosseum, an indoor plaza to host performances and lectures, and the Gates Garden, an outdoor sculpture park with seven large statues as tall as 9 meters. In addition, The Forum Shop offers diverse design products inspired by design elements of the space, along with an exhibition to share the creative process behind Jaime Hayon’s creative process. Green House offers a space for customers to relax and rest in an indoor greenhouse.
According to Hayon: “The collaboration with The Hyundai Daegu has been very special. It has provided me an opportunity to deliver artistic inspiration and vitality to people. I wanted to give the experience of traveling to a new planet as people move through this space made of different rich areas.”
“I think the heart of The Forum is the Colosseum. It is the center of the space and is designed in an open form so that other spaces can be viewed from inside. I thought of it as space for people to gather at any time for diverse events like performances and lectures.”
“I paid a lot of attention to the overall structure and emphasized originality by adding unique patterns on the floor and walls. I was mainly inspired by ancient Egyptian wall paintings as well as Greek and Roman civilizations. Attention has been paid not only to the patterns but also to the material. I wanted to create a more three-dimensional shape by applying ceramics or crystals so that people could feel as if they were in a different time and space.”
“I also participated in branding design for the cafe. I am a huge coffee lover myself. I always carry a coffee cup with me. So, I came up with the design of the walking cup by imagining a cup that moves with me as if it had legs. I like it very much.”
Exhibition showing a selection of this charismatic creators’ most iconic works, both in the fields of artistic pieces and installations as well as industrial products for companies. The show also includes works such as “Masquemask” —an exhibition of 7 large tapestry- masks designed for the LODZ Design Museum—, “Mesamachine” or “Mediterranean Digital Baroque” —one of the designer’s first exhibitions—, as well as large format paintings and sculptures. Showing a selection of products and furniture produced over the 20 years of Hayon Studio, including unique and limited-edition pieces along with samples of processes and raw materials. Glass and ceramics, major players in Hayon’s work, are the central focus of two of the rooms, whose core themes will be creativity applied to the material and the search for different expressive tools within each of the disciplines. The central section is dedicated to the creative process behind pieces of furniture, lighting and accessories of a commercial nature, highlighting the behind the scenes of the creations and revealing freely the references, sources of inspiration and details of both industrial and handcrafted production, which both enrich their story and put the pieces in context. Also on display will be sketchbooks, notebooks and drawings, as well as various objects, samples and prototypes of Hayon’s most personal works.
Imagine walking into a space that transports you to another reality.
The Hyundai Seoul club YP space is a subtle and playful space, full of light and materiality, mixing high lacquered surfaces with new components, that create a soft feeling, as if walking in the clouds. Combination and discovery guided by a rich composition of tones and elements
Jaime Hayon designed the scenography of Cartier’s Beautes du Monde. In this succession built around a well of light, colour is omnipresent, the design pure, with rounded arches that break up the space. A singular experience that invites exploration, the discovery of the jewelry collection and the enjoyment of the diversity of beauty.
The Pangyo lounge’s concept combines a technology base, mixed up with tradition. Bricks, metallic surfaces, patterns and colors are combined with traditional materials such as ceramics, high gloss lacquers and wood.
In every single corner, materiality is being expressed showing the extreme quality of design and intensity of creativity.
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The T-BONE is one of the most beautiful armchairs I have ever designed. The reason is first and foremost that it has been designed down to
the tiniest detail so that it can be appreciated from any perspective: from the front, from the side or even from the back. It is a sculptural and
iconic piece that exudes lightness and dynamism alike, just through that interaction of details that make it so unique.
Every feature is like a letter forming a language, every element is like a word composing a poem. Each piece is first sculpted with the
extraordinary wood suggested by Ceccotti Collezioni, to interact with all the other elements: the result is a harmonious body built on
sculptural details. The outstanding quality of the wood helps give a unique perception of this armchair. Like a dancer that must move and
dance in the space, also T-BONE has its own formal balance, a grace that can be perceived in the interaction of its elements and in the overall result. It is a piece designed for many different uses: for a hotel, a home, or a boutique. The T-BONE beholds a “talking design” conceived to have the weight of a lasting sign as well as a very personal trait.
Jaime Hayon’s first solo exhibition at L21 proposes a journey through a jungle populated by fantastic animals. The journey inside and outside the large canvases flows naturally, organically and pleasantly. In some, strange yet familiar beings appear, with athletic bodies and a friendly appearance, surrounded by a flora brimming with loose strokes and explosive colours. In others, from flower vases sprout vegetation
so sinuous that it seems liquid, as it climbs up the uniform background of the canvas. The sculptures function as counterpoints or sounding boards. The echoes between the works which Hayon orchestrates multiply in the gallery space. And a fabulous harmony reigns in his exuberant creative universe.