Up-and-coming Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon studied industrial design in Madrid and Paris. He later on worked in Italy and Barcelona before settling down in London to live and work. Hayon has won much acclaim for his works and exhibited all over the world. He was the youngest guest of honor that the Interieur Biennial in Belgium has ever had, in 2008. Hayon is known for his stylistic, detailed, whimsical-yet-brash contemporary imagery.
Hayon’s Josephine Table Lamp (2004; Scarlett Table Lamp) looks like a particularly-inspired genie bottle. The traditional table lamp form is thus altered with baroque influences and simultaneously subverted by the traditional use of porcelain for the base. The lamp’s expressive base design manages to convey the opulence of the baroque period even eschewing any embellishments with just its shape and structure. It pairs very well with the modern elements of the flat pedestal disc and simple fabric conical shade to make for a definite timeless centrepiece. The lamp is part of the homonymous collection that Hayon designed for Metalarte.
Furniture designs that have shaped 20th century design continue to endure and be very recognizable, thanks to film and television. These iconic, celebrated designs still fit into today’s decor world as naturally and utterly as they did mid-20th century.
An easy way to immediately add thoughtful flair to your bedroom is the addition of furniture at the foot of your bed. Don’t worry, it won’t clutter your bedroom; in fact, it’ll add both storage space and personality to your decor. The choices you have aren’t just limited to a chest or trunk at the end of your bed either. A pretty slat low bench gives you a place to sit and read in your sanctum as well as use it as a book bench for those books. It’s also dead handy to put your linens down on when you are changing bed sheets or even to keep your extra blankets on.
Fiberglass is plastic that is reinforced by fine glass fibers or strands embedded in a resin matrix.
Fiberglass is a fascinatingly beautiful, durable and sustainable material that has been touted as the lumber of the future. Its vibrant aesthetics, versatility and beguiling tactility have bestowed upon the material a sort of casual but hardy connoisseurship that endures.
Fiberglass is lightweight, extremely robust, low-maintenance, UV-resistant, nonporous and chemically inert, which means that it will not react with other substances that it comes in contact with. The strength properties of fiberglass actually surpass that of heavier steel. It also holds its shape and color over its lifetime and has excellent impact and scratch resistance. Little wonder then that it is a favorite material for furniture. Fiberglass has a very comfortable finish and also takes on even more depth as it wears in, showing more complexity as compared to other plastics that merely look hazed and dull over time and scratches. Cleaning fiberglass chairs is as easy as wiping them down.