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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Mi amor

For those of you who don't know Spanish artist Jaime Hayon, get on with your learnin'. For those you who share my design crush, you are probably aware that for the past two years Hayon has been the art director for Lladro, Spain's house of strangely attenuated pastel-colored porcelain figurines.

Earlier this year, Hayon's pet project "The Fantasy Collection" bowed. Two of my favorites, "The Family Portrait" and "The Rocking Chicken Ride," marry Lladro's saccharine otherwordly-ness with Hayon's tongue-in-cheek subversion. The figurines feature several of Hayon's well-known designs including his Josephine lamp, shoes for Camper, and Green Chicken rocker. I love how low-cut and clingy the mother's top is below. Saucy!

"The Family Portrait, 2008" from Lladro.

"Josephine" lamp by Hayon Studio.

"The Rocking Chicken Ride, 2008" from Lladro.

"Green Chicken" by Hayon Studio.

So why am I sharing such late-to-the-party news? I just wanted an excuse to post a picture of Jaime.


Alexis said...

He's dreamy, in that wacky Spanish artist kind-of way.

erin@designcrisis said...

Sudsy! What a cute portrait of him! And I am experiencing more lamp envy...

Kate said...

He's rather attractive.
And obviously quite clean.

The Nerdy Fashionista said...

boy, he is not ugly, is he? Lladro is so, so profoundly creepy.

nkp said...

I want that green chicken. It is freakishly AWESOME!