Caesarstone brings final instalment of whimsical collaboration with Jaime Hayon to IDS Vancouver
Caesarstone presents Stone Age Folk by Jaime Hayon – image credit to Vicky Lam
September 2017: Leading quartz surface manufacturer, Caesarstone, in collaboration with world renowned Spanish designer Jaime Hayon, will be debuting their celebrated installation, Stone Age Folk, at this year’s Interior Design Show Vancouver (IDS Vancouver). The world’s first look at this playful universe, designed by Hayon and using Caesarstone surfaces, took place at Interior Design Show Toronto earlier this January. The evolutionary designs were then presented in an exciting new way at Milan Design Week in April at Palazzo Serbelloni. Pieces showcased in Toronto and Milan will now unite for the first time in Vancouver to take the city by storm at the hotly anticipated design fair taking place September 26 – October 1, 2017.
Stone Age Folk welcomes visitors into a fantasy world made of different colours, forms and shapes. Imagined with the eccentric spirit and signature playfulness of Hayon, this installation will showcase unique, handcrafted pieces designed with Caesarstone materials. Combining various components from the exhibits debuted in Toronto and Milan, including Hayon’s signature clowns faces and interactive, circus-like elements, such as interactive carousels, the folkloric installation will be a fantastical creation that visitors have never seen before. This will conclude the overall vision behind the year-long collaboration for Caesarstone’s 2017 Designer Collaboration Programme.
“Through the visionary eyes of the incredible Jaime Hayon, Caesarstone’s signature quartz will be presented at this year’s IDS Vancouver in a way that again incites new levels of beauty and durability. The signature playfulness and curiosity found in all of Hayon’s work will encourage people to interact with Caesarstone materials and their applications in a fresh and unexpected way.” Elizabeth Margles, VP of Marketing at Caesarstone.
“Working with Caesarstone quartz this past year has transcended my hopes and my expectations with its versatility to transform and adapt to my different usages for the material, whether it be functional or completely surreal. In experimenting with its luminosity, texture and all-encompassing qualities, I’ve found boundless possibilities in bringing novel ideas to life. This includes using the quartz to build furniture pieces and combining it with complex materials, such as metal and stained glass.” Jaime Hayon, Designer.
Caesarstone presents Stone Age Folk by Jaime Hayon – image credit to Tom Mannion
Caesarstone has participated at IDS for a total of seven years, and has been a key sponsor at the design fair for five years. In addition to its feature installation at IDS, Caesarstone is the main sponsor of the Caesarstone Stage which provides visitors with educational keynote lectures from local and international professionals in the design industry.
Notes to Editors:
Caesarstone's Designer Collaboration Programme launched in 2013 and has since pushed the frontiers of experiential design with works from nendo studio, Raw Edges, Philippe Malouin, Tom Dixon and now Jaime Hayon.
Caesarstone manufactures high quality engineered quartz surfaces, which are used in both residential and commercial spaces as countertops, vanities, wall cladding, backsplashes, floors and other interior surfaces. Exceptionally crafted and available in a wide variety of colors, styles, designs, and textures, Caesarstone products also boast inherent characteristics such as being hard, durable, non-porous and scratch and stain resistant. In addition to the industry’s only transferable lifetime warranty and customer care department this makes Caesarstone surfaces highly competitive to granite, manufactured solid surfaces and laminate, as well as to other engineered quartz surfaces. With a focus on high design, Caesarstone has partnered with internationally renowned designers including Tom Dixon, Jürgen Mayer-Hermann and Jaime Hayon. Their surfaces have been proudly used in applications with leading global brands such as Starbucks and Best Buy, and soon to be implemented at Apple, Indigo, Cineplex and more. Caesarstone's products provide interior design solutions to over 50 countries around the world. www.caesarstone.ca
About Jaime Hayon
Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. His artistic vision was first fully exposed in the ‘Mediterranean Digital Baroque’ and ‘Mon Cirque’ installations. These collections put Jaime at the forefront a new wave that blurred the lines between art, decoration and design and a renaissance in finely-crafted, intricate objects within the context of contemporary design culture.Jaime further defined his vision in subsequent solo exhibitions and shows at major galleries, and design and art fairs all over the globe. His wide client base spans diverse functions and mediums, including domestic furniture for b.d. barcelona, Cassina, Fritz Hansen, &Tradition, and Magis; lighting fixtures for Parachilna, Metalarte and Swarovski; and sophisticated objects for Bisazza, Lladró and Baccarat. He has also executed complete interiors for leading hotels, restaurants and retail establishments worldwide. Jaime currently resides in Valencia, with offices in Barcelona and Treviso (Italy). His work has appeared in the most prestigious art and design publications worldwide. He has won numerous awards, including multiple Elle Decoration International Design Awards, included by Wallpaper Magazine in its "Top 100" list and recognized by the magazine as one of the most influential creators of the last decade, and lauded as a "visionary" and one of the most creative icons by Times magazine. www.hayonstudio.com
For media enquiries or to arrange an interview with Jaime Hayon, contact Faulhaber Communications: 416.504.0768
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