Born in Madrid in 1974, Jaime Hayon boasts one of the most glittering careers in the recent history of contemporary design.
Hayon forged his identity as a designer at Benetton’s Fabrica communications research centre, near Treviso, where he worked under Oliviero Toscani. He first arrived in 1997, and soon after was put in charge of the design department. He first worked with BD on the Mail Me project while at Fabrica.
In 2004, Hayon branched out on his own, settling in Barcelona and working on a number of projects while also exhibiting his more personal work. His exhibition Mediterranean Digital Baroque at London’s David Gill Gallery, plus the ArtQuitect bathroom collection, marked the beginnings of his international recognition. This way followed by the Showtime collection for BD and subsequent work with companies including Metalarte, Camper, Lladró, Bisazza, Swarovsky, and Moooi. Hayom currently lives and works in Valencia.