Thursday, 12 May 2011

Jaime Hayon designs Bisazza bathroom

Mosaic tile manufacturer Bisazza has now introduced a complete bathroom collection created by Jaime Hayon. We ask him about his self-titled range for the luxury Italian brand

Q: What was your design brief or what did Bisazza ask you to achieve?
We were in agreement from the start of the collaboration as we wanted to create an innovative, modular system that would allow – first of all – a very special and glamorous design. Secondly, [it would offer] some variations and options that would be adequate for various situations.

Q: What was your starting point?
Our starting point was to evaluate weaknesses in traditional bathroom systems. I’ve always found them to be too clinical and lacking of beauty and identity. I had the intention of using metal tubes to create the structure that would like the component bathroom. The idea of combining high quality materials like lacquered woods, bevelled mirrors, marble and glass was clear from the start. Once there, it was all about dreaming about options…

Q: How long did the whole process take?
A: We worked intensively for at least two years on this collaboration, even though the concept was started before.  I would say this collection is the result of three years of work.

Q: What item are you particularly pleased with?
I love the structure of the sink and mirror in all its variants. I think it is very special and innovative

Q: Which was the most difficult item to design?
Ironically, we had most difficulties with the most simple item; the shower. Finding a way to make it simple, interesting and adaptable was not simple but eventually we got there.

Q: What is your signature style and would you say it is reflected in this collection?
I think my style is very clear and visible. There is a continuation and a character palpable throughout all my works. The humour, the innovation, the love for organic and feminine shapes and the emphasis on quality materials and working with artisans is a constant characteristic.

For the full feature read Kitchens & Bathrooms News

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