Gardenias by Jaime Hayón for BD Barcelona Design
Milan 2013: Spanish designer Jaime Hayón presents aluminium and terracotta outdoor furniture designed for BD Barcelona Design in this movie. The collection went on show at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan earlier today.
Jaime Hayon's Gardenias collection is part of an ongoing collaboration with Catalan furniture brand BD Barcelona Design. "The story with BD Barcelona starts back in 2004," says Hayón in the movie. "At that time I'd never really designed a chair, I was doing more art work. When we met for the first time we wanted to create something that had to be fun."
The new collection, entitled Gardenias, includes cast aluminium seating in muted colours and terracotta vessels with small hoods.
Armchairs and benches in the collection have slatted backs, with some extending over to form canopies. Hayón explains: "For some reason in the history of making chairs for terraces or outdoor spaces we've lost the glamour, we've lost the passion for delicacy."
The chairs have padded seats and backs, with aluminium tubes that loop around to form armrests and flick out to create feet. "We have worked with aluminium in the way you would work with wood," adds Hayón.
Shelving units in a similar style consist of three semi-circular platforms that sit under a half dome.
Other items in the range include handmade terracotta flower pots in a selection of smooth sculptural shapes and a white watering can with two golden handles and a golden spout.
Hayón previosuly created 40 hand-painted vases for the brand's 40th birthday and has previously exhibited tubular furniture for Sé.
More furniture collections on show in Milan include Rem Koolhaas' rotating, sliding and motorised pieces for Knoll and items with golden noses for handles by Studio Job.
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