Spanish artist / designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid 1974. He trained as an industrial designer in Madrid and Paris.
In 1997, he began working as a researcher in Fabrica, Benetton Group’s communication research center in Treviso, Italy. A year later, he was appointed, by Mr. Luciano Benetton and communication guru Oliviero Toscani, head of the design department, where he oversaw the development of interiors for shops, exhibitions and restaurants as well as books, magazines and logo designs.
In 2004, he began his individual career and has kept his hands full with eclectic projects. From toys, to furniture and interior design as well as artistic installations, his boldness has been transcending the borders of the often separated worlds of art and design, merging his own style with ease between the two. With Toy2r Jaime merged his Onion design with the very popular 2.5" Qees to create his own shape which now appears regularly in Qee series.
Currently with a new base in Barcelona, Hayón has been awarded by Wallpaper as one of the 10 breakthrough creators worldwide as well as the 2006 Elle Deco International Award and the Icon Magazine Best Show award for the 2006 London design week. Clients such as Benetton, Metalarte, Artquitect Edition, Coca-Cola, Danone Group, bd ediciones de diseño, Adidas, Pallucco, Piper Hiedsieck and Camper work with Hayonstudio.
Designed Toy Releases
Toy Series Participation
- Qee - 8" Hayon Misstake, 2006
- Qee - 2.5" Series 5c, Pirate Onion White, 2006
- Qee - 2.5" Mon Cirque Onion - Green Star, 2006
- Qee - 2.5" Mon Cirque Onion - Red Star, 2006
- Qee - 2.5" Mon Cirque Onion - Yellow/Red Star, 2006
- Qee - 2.5" Mon Cirque Onion - Yellow/Blue Star, 2006
- Qee - 2.5" Hayon France Red, Qee Exhibition 2005
- Qee - 8" Hayon France, 2005
- Qee - 8" Tower Records Hayon Digital, Grey, 2005
- Qee - 2.5" Hayon France Black, 2005
- Qee - 2.5" Ecopower Pirate Onion, 2005
- Qee - 2.5" Clone Egg, 2004
- Qee - 2.5" Series 5a, Pirate Onion, 2004
- Qee - 2.5" Hayon, Red/Black, 2003
- Qee - 2.5" Hayon Sun, Red/Yellow, 2003
- Qee - 2.5" Hayon Forest, Green, 2003
- Qee - 2.5" Hayon Ocean, Blue, 2003
- Qee - 2.5" Hayon Earth, Brown, 2003
- Qee - 2.5" Hayon Playlab Mono, Grey, 2003
- Qee - 2.5" Hayon France, Black/White, 2003
- Qee - 2.5" Hayon Digital, Grey, 2003