With Wittmann Hayon Workshop, a new style has been born: eclectic, exciting, Mediterranean-baroque and yet timeless. It was created by the playful collaboration between the hyper-creative Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon, and the Austrian manufacturer Wittmann. The collection embodies zest for life and confidence, just like its Viennese Modernism role models.
And it is an ongoing, living process that gives rise to unique items of furniture for all areas of life. 2018 will put forth yet some more new family members.
STICKS TABLE DESIGN: Jaime Hayon Sticks Table expresses the high esteem that Hayon has for the era of the Wiener Werkstätte’s heyday. Two perfectly rounded pieces, joined by a straight line that, as a geometric element, serves to define the design and its function. A highly robust table, given a sense of transparency by the beautifully crafted delicate bars, arranged in a semi-circle. And as colourful as the day is long. Colour is one of Hayon’s many contributions to the history of design.
HELICE TABLE DESIGN: Jaime Hayon A small table, so typically Hayon that we just had to smile. How nice it is when a designer has such an instantly-recognisable design signature. And even more so when it expresses playfulness, levity and a touch of extravagance. Elements often sorely lacking in our daily lives, but which Helice brings into any home or office environment. Space-saving, yet far from unassuming, this new accompaniment can be placed between two armchairs, to provide interlocutors with individual yet joined surfaces to rest items on. Crowned with a fairytale golden ball it is a real conversation piece, among all its other attributes.
VUELTA FD CHAIR DESIGN: Jaime Hayon Setting design, comfort and independence of form atop four legs to create an upholstered chair that unites function and aesthetics, is the height of artistic design. In Vuelta, Jaime Hayon has created an unmistakable look – brought to life by Wittmann with characteristically uncompromising hand craftsmanship – that leaves nothing to be desired. Curiosity, determination and experience – from designer and manufacturer alike – have now made it possible to transfer all of Vuelta’s popular attributes to the dining room. Featuring typical Vuelta stitching, the upholstered seat has a comfortable pocket-sprung core. The curved shape of the backrest gently tapers forward to form an armrest. Vuelta Dining Chair is supported by graceful tubular legs in a choice of black or – for a particularly refined look – satin matt brass. And as Hayon and Wittmann are both synonymous with versatility, there is of course, another option for linking the base to the floor: in this variant, four feet still provide stability, but come together at a central point to create a swivel chair – a pleasant effect that brings dynamism to laid-back gatherings around the dining table. The metal core of the frame is clad in wood, which – how could it be any different with Hayon? – can be coated in any colour of the rainbow.