On LEDs and other small items
by Thomas Edelmann | 5/10/2011
Born in Madrid thirty years ago, Jaime Hayon, the Almodóvar of design, is on a ceaseless quest for encounters and new lands. The paradox arises from the overlap of this free-wheeling spirit and his inspirations, drawn entirely from the sensuality of his background: fragrances, sounds, languages, visions of childhood and his Iberian roots.
His "Encounter" with Baccarat is typical of this atypical talent. This masterful stylistic undertaking between colored cut crystal or pieces engraved with gold and metallic ceramics successfully bridges the gap between sumptuous transparency and velvety opaqueness. Hayon's sense of humor reframes the importance of his creation in a limited edition of monumental works. The "Crystal Candy Set" can be enjoyed to excess; with this exceptionally beautiful work, Baccarat once again demonstrates its extraordinary creativity.