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Elefy Chair

c. 2019

by Jaime Hayon
for &Tradition

Elefy Chair

by Jaime Hayon
for &Tradition

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Elefy chair is the latest from crit­i­cally acclaimed artist and designer Jaime Hayon. His playful approach to design takes shape here in the form of an emblem­atic chair that mirrors its muse’s large physical form. 

Its base is made of four sturdy legs, avail­able in metal or solid wood. Viewed from behind, it’s easy to spot the swell of those two large ears, emerg­ing in a rounded curve from the solid bulk of the chairs body. The shell comes in a range of contem­po­rary colors and with the choice of full uphol­stery with either fabric or leather. Elefy is a light­hearted design that is seriously comfortable.

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Jaime Hayon

Spain (1974)

Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon is known for creating intricate, finely crafted objects imbued with fantastical forms and energetic details. Extremely versatile, he is known for creating refined furniture for the residential and commercial markets, such as the Catch lounge for &Tradition and the Ro chair for Fritz Hansen. His whimsicality emerges fully in playful designs that often take on an anthropomorphic quality. Hayon crafts a range of unique creatures that grace vases, carpets, dishes, figurines, and more.

Hayon’s artistic vision first garnered attention in the “Mediterranean Digital Baroque” exhibition at London’s David Gill Gallery in 2003 and with his Mon Cirque collection of hand-molded circus characters. These collections put Hayon at the forefront of a new wave in the contemporary design scene that blurred the lines between art, decoration, and design.

After founding Hayon Studio in 2001, his award-winning commissions have spanned mediums, including furniture for b.d. barcelona, Cassina, Fritz Hansen, &Tradition, and Magis; lighting for Parachilna, Metalarte, and Swarovski; and objects for Bisazza, Lladró, and Baccarat. He has also designed interiors for leading hotels, restaurants, museums, and retail establishments worldwide.

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