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Formakami JH4

c. 2015

by Jaime Hayon
for &Tradition

The Formakami JH4, designed by Jaime Hayon in 2015 for &Tradition, is an adap­ta­tion of tradi­tional Asian lanterns. Paper lanterns have featured in Asia amongst the priv­i­leged and the poor, where differ­ent colors, shapes, and sizes suggest differ­ent mean­ings. Hayon has created a series of lamps, all in white. All hand­crafted with rice paper, merging various sizes and shapes. The series contains three differ­ent lantern versions and a table lamp in ivory white rice paper with black stained oak accents.


Jaime Hayon


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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