Hayon brings the same welcoming spirit of his Catch Chairs to the Catch Bar Stool. Like a friend ready to give you a hug, the arms extend outwards from the curved seat. The result is a bar stool that’s a conversation piece, setting the scene for a cosy exchange from the start. The bases are tubes powder coated black and available in two heights, with an enormous array of fabrics and leather types to choose from for the seat itself. It’s the utmost in humanity and simplicity with a touch of humour.
Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayón was born in Madrid in 1974. As a teenager, he submerged himself in skateboard culture and graffiti art, the foundation of the detailed, bold-yet-whimsical imagery so imminent in his work today. After studying industrial design in Madrid and Paris he joined Fabrica in 1997, the Benetton-funded design and communication academy, working closely with the legendary image-maker and agitator Oliverio Toscani. In a short time he was promoted from student to head of their Design Department, where he oversaw projects ranging from shop, restaurant and exhibition conception and design to graphics. Eight years later, Jaime broke out on his own, first with collections of designer toys, ceramics and furniture, followed by interior design and installation. These collections put Jaime at the forefront a new wave of creators that blurred the lines between art, decoration and design and a renaissance in finely-crafted, intricate objects within the context of contemporary design culture.