If you’re looking for a man who wears many hats in the decorating world, you’re looking for Jaime Hayon.
Although he is based in Spain, Jaime doesn’t just do Spanish interior design. He also works on products and art. His all-encompassing approach to interior decorating makes him one of the most talented and admired designers in the decorating world.
His fascinating background doesn’t stop there.
Jaime has showrooms around the world including in New York’s SoHo region, and the Netherlands. He has expanded his design work to create art pieces and sculptures that fit into the space where he works. He also works closely with product manufacturers to design unique pieces for his rooms.
His design work in inspirational. Now, it’s your turn to get a glimpse into his design world with a few helpful tips to use when considering your home’s design.
Look for Pieces that Reinvent Geometry
In a recent video on interiordesign.net, Jaime talked about how difficult it is to make certain types of furniture special. The example he gave was a table. It’s a top and four legs. It’s difficult to make that unique.
Yet that’s exactly what Jaime looks for in the pieces he uses – reinvented geometry. He looks for organic pieces that turn traditionally boring pieces upside down and reinvents them to look stunning. He does not steal the functionality but instead finds pieces that incorporate design elements.
Take a Holistic Approach
It’s easy to get caught up in the details. The fabrics, threads, colors, shapes, and overarching themes are enough to overwhelm any designer from time to time. That’s why Jaime takes a holistic approach to his work. He focuses on who people are and how we, as humans, live. Using this approach he is able to create innovative pieces and take risks that will pay off. His pieces are simple and complex at the same time.
Don’t Follow Trends
In another interview with dezeen magazine, Jaime says, “If I listen to the market, I’ll be designing crap.”
Jaime is an out-of-the-box thinker with an eye for quality. He doesn’t try to appeal to the masses but rather focuses on the boisterous tastes of other markets and customers. Although this is not the easiest approach (and Jaime will admit that), it is most often the best way to design a room.
What are your thoughts? Do you think you could glean some ideas off of ignoring others? Or are you the type of person who feels most comfortable following tried, true, and tested design methods?