Spanish designer Jaime Hayón has designed a set of sports activities-themed furniture for an exhibition at Paris’ Galerie Kreo .
Game On is Hayón’s first solo demonstrate at the influential furniture gallery, and functions a new collection of six pieces designed for the exhibition.
Strips of coloured tape run across the white walls, concrete floors and white display plinths in the gallery, generating patterns related to these used to mark out tennis courts and sports activities pitches.
“Jaime Hayón has developed a collection inspired by sports activities — a theme in tune with Galerie Kreo’s DNA as Clémence and Didier Krzentowski (gallery co-founders) both come from this sector, getting participated in the manufacturing of the Olympic Video games of Albertville in 1992,” said a statement from the gallery.
“The inspiration of sports activities enables the Spanish artist and designer to carry to life cartoon-like pieces playing with metamorphosis, scales, and disguises. The visual theme of sports also allows Hayón to play with forms, colors, and patterns — graphic lines of sports activities fields, aerodynamic curves, and ergonomic construction.”
Large mirrors shaped like giant table-tennis bats are hung on two walls, each and every with a wooden handle and coloured edges.
Named Ping Pong Hanger, the mirror layout also involves a gold-coloured ball attached to its front on one side of the mirrored surface.
A side table made from marble mimics the form and texture of a golf ball, while a daybed is meant to echo the form of a bobsleigh.
Named the Sledge Sofa, this functions a wooden seat with a thick upholstered foam prime and metal legs that looks like the blades of a sleigh or a pair of ice skates.
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“The daybed Sledge Sofa plays on its resemblance with a sledge or bobsleigh, conveying pace and recklessness only right here to invite rest and relaxation, an oxymoron if you will,” said the gallery.
Other pieces in the assortment incorporate the Trapeze Light, with a tube-like bulb held between two metal supports connected to cables suspended from the ceiling, and the black Glossy Basket Side Table, which has the markings of a basketball stretched around its sides in orange – reversing the normal colour mixture.
Table lamps with teal-glazed ceramic bases function the very same pattern picked out in gold, and a black cabinet is shaped like the multi-level podium employed to give athletes bronze, gold and silver medals.
The biggest item on display is a dining table with curved ends that can be folded down. The central section of the metal frame has wheels on the bottom of the legs so the table can be moved all around simply and will take on a comparable appearance to a table-tennis table.
The pieces in the assortment are created from wood, marble, ceramic, hand-blown glass or leather, rather than the composite supplies usually preferred in sports activities design and style.
The gallery is also showing a new piece created by Hayón for Orolog – the watch brand set up by the designer and his enterprise spouse Ian Lowe. Known as Miko, the watch will be the 1st in a new series of limited-edition timepieces by Hayón.
The exhibition opened at Galerie Kreo’s Paris location on 21 May and will run until finally 19 September. A model of the same demonstrate be exhibited simultaneously in the gallery’s London showroom from 3 June until 29 September.