“In a world where everyone is rushing around mega multi-tasking, to sit at an ordinary desk feels so static,” says Spanish artist / designer Jaime Hayon. “I felt compelled to design a desk with a feeling of motion, inspired by the kinetic sculptures of Alexander Calder. Balancing various shapes and materials at various heights supported by a metal frame. In theory it’s like a mobile but in reality it’s a desk.”
Each Palette Desk partners two shapes together: an elongated bean shape with a simple round shape. The two merge a marvellous mix of regal materials available in three different combinations. For the table tops, choose from polished Nero Marquina marble or honed Bianco Carrara marble, satin polished brass or stained ash veneer in black, red or grey-green. The base is made from welded and powder coated steel tubes, adding a contemporary touch to this collage of contrasts.
“While most designers define themselves by one signature style, Hayon never ceases to surprise us with his amazing way of creating hybrid concepts as part of a new design idiom. With the Palette Desk, to be able to combine such disparate components into something so striking yet harmonious makes Hayon himself the master multi-tasker.”
The Palette Desk is almost like a multi-tiered sculpture that doubles as a desk.
- Wood, Metal, Marble
- Overall Height: 83 cm / 32.7 inch
- Width: 146 cm / 57.5 inch
- Depth: 62 cm / 24.4 inch
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&tradition Palette JH9 Coffee Tables Designed by:
- Jaime Hayon , 2016
Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon 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 prominent in his work today. He studied industrial design in Madrid and Paris then opened his own studio a few years later.
He began with a collection of designer toys, ceramics and furniture, later followed by interior design and installations. Jaime Hayon created the Favn sofa and the Ro Lounge chair for Fritz Hansen. They are designed with great attention to detail and have become main stays of the Fritz Hansen collection.
In 2007 Hayon has collaborated with Moooi to produce the Element Series of objects and furniture.