Spanish artist and designer Jaime Hayón was born in Madrid in 1974, and speaks a creative language which is unique but highly recognisable and internationally acclaimed. After studying industrial design in Madrid and Paris, in 1997 he enrolled in Fabrica, the design and communication academy founded by Benetton where he went on to run the design department until 2003. His precious, imaginative, playful approach blurs the confines between art, decoration and design, impregnating everything he creates whether its furniture, products, interior design or artistic installations. He founded Hayón Studio in Valencia in 2001, and has successfully worked alongside top-flight furniture brands such as B.D. Barcelona, Cassina, Fritz Hansen and Magis; he creates light fittings for Parachilna, Metalarte and Swarovski, and sophisticated artworks for Bisazza, Lladró and Baccarat. He has also designed the interiors of many hotels, restaurants, museums and shops worldwide. His works have been displayed in personal exhibitions in the world’s leading galleries and art and design fairs. Wallpaper placed him in its Top 100 list as one of the most influential creators of the last decade, and Times magazine heralded him as a "visionary" and creative icon.
Since 1953, Spanish brand Lladró has represented unparalleled know-how in the field of porcelain from its only factory in the world, in Valencia. A global leader when it comes to crafting and distributing its porcelain artistic creations, Lladró embraces a unique combination of bold talent and painstaking attention to detail in its quest for excellence, be it in sculpture, lighting, home accessories and jewellery. Its highly elegant, exquisite figurines are renowned for their outstanding technical skill. Each piece is delicately crafted by sculptors and craftsmen entirely by hand, combining centuries-old techniques with an unmistakeable palette of colours. Lladró also taps the vast creative potential offered by porcelain in joint venture projects with contemporary artists and designers of international standing. Renowned worldwide, Lladró exports its porcelain to over 120 countries through a select network of its own boutiques and distributors.