Installation view of Jaime Hayon’s <em>Saidah</em> on display in NGV Triennial from 3 December 2023 to 7 April 2024 at NGV International, Melbourne.<br/>

Jaime Hayon

Photo: Joseph Fox

Jaime Hayon (designer)
Spain born 1974

Hayon Studio, Valencia (studio)
Spain est. 2000

NasonMoretti, Murano (manufacturer)
Italy est. 1923

Level 2
NGV International
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Acknowledging the influence of African material culture on twentieth century Western artists, art and aesthetics, the seven glass vessels that form the Afrikando collection by Jaime Hayon aim to demonstrate how social, geographical and cultural contexts can also inform mediums and traditions of making. The glass studio that produced the work is part of a long and storied tradition of glassblowing on the Venetian Island of Murano. Through the work, Hayon draws attention to how contemporary design objects can illuminate the long and complex historical interplay of cultures and materials, embedding new narratives in the objects that surround us.

Designer and artist Jaime Hayon trained in industrial design in Madrid and founded Hayon Studio in Valencia, Spain, in 2000. Oscillating between furniture, objects, tapestries and interiors, Hayon’s relationship with materials, notably marble, stone, glass and ceramics, is integral to his practice. He was recognised in Wallpaper* Magazine’s ‘Top 100’ list as one of the most influential creators of the last decade and his awards include the Spanish National Design Award and multiple Elle Decoration International Design Awards.

Purchased with funds donated by Chloe Podgornik and Katrina Knowles, 2023

Purchased with funds donated by John and Cecily Adams, 2023

Purchased with funds donated by Dr Peter Chu, 2023

Purchased with funds donated by Nick and Sarah Orloff, 2023

Purchased with funds donated by Leigh Clifford AC and Sue Clifford, 2023

Purchased with funds donated by Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM and Family, and Sean Kelly and Carol Kelly, 2023

Purchased with funds donated by Brendan and Grace O’Brien, 2023