Design Indaba 2016: Interview With Jaime Hayon

Our 4AM conversation with the award-winning designer at this year's event

It’s four o’clock in the morning and Jaime Hayon is still going full speed, sitting on a couch in Cape Town, candidly telling us about the time he tattooed one of the world’s top tattoo artists. Had he ever inked somebody before? Nope, and he never did again. While the 42-year-old, Valencia, Spain-based “creative guy” didn’t proceed to make ink-on-skin one of his regular artistic …

Grid Vase Conic

Designed by Jaime Hayon for Gaia & Gino in 2008, the Grid Vase Collection continues to stun with its effortless grace and robust form. The conical and round vases are inspired by suits of armor and medieval times in British history as well as Islamic arts and crafts Hayon saw in Turkey, where they are made in silver or copper by local artisans.