Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Jaime Hayon-La Terraza del Casino

Jaime Hayon is a Spanish designer who can really be called a "Renaissance man". His recent redesign of La Terraza del Casino restaurant, in Madrid, embodies his talent for bringing art into interior design. I love the artistic touches, such as the figure sitting on the edge of the small wall cabinet, and the placement of dishes on the ceiling.
Hayon doesn't restrict his creativity to just interiors, he designs everything from furniture, bath fixtures, toys, and artistic installations. Admittedly, his look is probably not for everyone, but I love his exuberance and whimsy. Like his fellow Spaniards, Picasso and Gaudi, Hayon's designs are not hindered by strict functionality.

4 comments:

In(side) the Loop said...

Oh my goodness, those top pics are so stunning! What beautiful photography. You always find such neat interiors.

Carolina Eclectic said...

Thank you, Courtney.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

That restaurant is a modern interpretation of Dorothy Draper's work for the Brazilian casino-hotel Quitandihna. It is amazing ... that is, the original and the interpretation. I saw this a few months ago in Spain and loved it madly.

Carolina Eclectic said...

I have to say that I haven't seen the Quitandihna before. I would love to see Hayon's version in person too.