CANDLEHOLDER SINGLE #1, DI50 x H105 mm, Brass
The new interpretation and grouping of the classical chamber candle holders by Jaime Hayon form a display of light and warmth from the golden brass and gives it a sculptural quality.
As a teenager, Jaime Hayon submerged himself in skateboard culture and graffiti art, the foundation of the detailed, bold-yet-whimsical imagery so imminent in his work today. After studying industrial design in Madrid and Paris he joined Fabrica in 1997, the Benetton-funded design and communication academy, working closely with the legendary image-maker and agitator Oliviero Toscani. In a short time he was promoted from student to head of their Design Department. Eight years later, Jaime broke out on his own, first with his collections of designer toys, ceramics and furniture, later followed by interior design and installations.