Jet Set by Jaime Hayón for Bisazza

Milan 08: Spanish designer Jaime Hayón has designed a fantasy jet complete with open-air seating for mosaic brand Bisazza.

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Jet Set will be shown in Milan next week, during the furniture fair.

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The Bisazza stand at Superstudio Più in Zona Tortona will also feature an installation by French designer Andrée Putman.

Here's some info from Bisazza:

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PRESS RELEASE

FUORI SALONE 2008

Andrée Putman for Bisazza
Jaime Hayon for Bisazza

Milan, 16-21 April 2008
Superstudio Più
Via Tortona 27
Press preview:
Tuesday 15 April 2007, from 3pm to 7pm

During the Salone del Mobile 2008, Bisazza presents two striking installations by Andrée Putman and Jaime Hayon at Superstudio Più.

The installations, are not only an expression of two totally opposite styles but also of two different generational approaches, the French design icon and the young Spaniard interpret mosaic using their own original, highly distinctive language.

In this installation mosaic finds the maximum expression of its great artistic value and versatility in an entirely surprising way.

“JET SET”, DESIGN BY JAIME HAYON

The atmosphere in the second space dedicated to the project by Jaime Hayon is totally different. The Spanish designer continues his collaboration with Bisazza, still surprising us with his typically flamboyant, Mediterranean creative ability, which reveals his “playful” approach and his fun way of interpreting mosaic.

A setting reminiscent of a hangar, totally atypical and chic, hosts a sophisticated “fantasy” aeroplane with a decidedly surreal shape, decorated with white gold mosaic tiles, leather inserts and featuring a neat lounge with padded white sofas.

Completing the luxury jet look is a black and white striped floor in Bisazza glass chip mosaic tiles, with interesting reflections between light and shadow creating a movie-set atmosphere.

Through playful language, irony coupled with the creative, fantastic flair of Jaime Hayon allows visitors to escape from reality, “diverting them” towards a surreal, poetical world.

“I like the idea of being able to create a fun, more sophisticated version of an object as serious and functional as an aeroplane.

“Set in a very glamorous hangar, this aeroplane is a light-hearted work with an unusual and enchanting look, complete with a glass cabin, leather wings and coloured missiles and symbols alluding to love.

“Mosaic tiles in white gold and fibreglass make this aircraft luxurious and surreal. The striped floor in Bisazza black and white glass tiles conveys a feeling of speed and movement.

“The installation’s spectacular atmosphere, created by the use of reflectors, is reminiscent of a scene from an old Hollywood movie. At the heart of the aircraft is a circular lounge. I can imagine this thing flying, with a couple of lovers on board sipping champagne, the atmosphere charged with positive energy and emotions during their flight.

“Jet Set is a sitting room cum aeroplane: an objet d’art in an imaginary installation which displays the potential of Bisazza mosaic.”

Jaime Hayon