New year. New inspiration.
As we jump into 2017, it’s time to discover and uncover new ideas, inspiration, and innovation. And, there’s no better place for design exploration and to see what’s next than the Interior Design Show.
We’re thrilled that our year-long collaboration with celebrated Spanish artist and designer Jaime Hayon is debuting at IDS17 in Toronto this January and will be featured at Milan Design Week in April.
Born in Madrid in 1974, Hayon’s artistic vision first came to fruition in his Mediterranean Digital Baroque and Mon Cirque installations, which put him at the forefront of a new wave of talent, blurring the lines between art, decoration and design. Jaime defined his vision in subsequent solo exhibitions and shows at major galleries, and design and art fairs all over the globe. His wide client base spans diverse functions and media, including furniture for BD Barcelona, Cassina and Fritz Hansen, lighting fixtures for Parachilna, Metalarte and Swarovski, and sophisticated objects for Bisazza, Lladró and Baccarat. He has also designed complete interiors for leading hotels, restaurants and retail establishments worldwide.
Stone Age Folk, 2017
Inspired by fauna and folklore, Stone Age Folk merges the natural and mythical, showcasing Caesarstone as an essential element in Hayon’s whimsical universe and setting joy in stone. Blending fantasy with functionality, playfulness with craft, and interactivity with cultural references, Hayon has created a captivating and kaleidoscopic installation. His signature smiling characters pop up throughout the space, alongside joyful carousels, wall panels, lights and tables. The installation uses over 48 different Caesarstone colours combined with metal and glass, employing traditional techniques of stone marquetry and metal crafting, elevating Caesarstone to a new level of artistry and exuberance.
“People tend to see Caesarstone as a material that is only used in kitchens, but I looked at it from the viewpoint of an artist and designer. With this in mind, I wanted to create my own imaginative cosmos, using the brand’s quartz material alongside other noble materials like glass and metal.”
Jaime Hayon, Designer
“Entranced by Hayon’s fantastical world and ability to combine different elements and Caesarstone colours in such a unique, effortless, and elegant way, we were inspired to work with him on this collaboration that further demonstrates the beauty and strength of Caesarstone, while presenting Jaime’s visionary interpretation.”
Elizabeth Margles, VP of Marketing at Caesarstone
A true feast for the senses, Ice, by renowned British designer Tom Dixon, was the first of four semi-professional kitchens he created that were inspired by the elements, which also included Fire, Earth and Air. The installation featured celebrated local dishes from four chosen cities. These unique kitchen installations created stunning theatres for food and cooking while demonstrating the hard-wearing quality, durability and beauty of Caesarstone.
A new movement in stone, Swings was an interactive installation by Philippe Malouin for IDS15 that was composed of a 12-piece swing set placed in a circular arrangement. Exploring the juxtaposition of play and contemporary art, it demonstrated a minimalist, monolithic sculptural language, while simultaneously connecting to the nostalgia of childhood. Newly launched colours and textures from Caesarstone’s Supernatural and Concrete Series were displayed in a sculptural manner. Typically associated with a carefree activity, the swings were removed from their original playground surroundings and relocated to a sparse environment, bringing a thought-provoking and out-of-context element into play.
Caesarstone collaborated with celebrated London design studio Raw Edges to produce Islands. Veering away from the common modular system, Islands reshaped the typical interior arrangement by positioning the working surface as the binding element of its design. A display of cabinetry, appliances or separate units was slotted into voids within the surface itself instead of being placed atop or around it. Islands offered a new take on a variety of domestic spaces, from kitchens and bathrooms to those whose surfaces answer more emotional needs, such as play and a place to display cherished objects.
Stone Garden, 2013
There’s beauty in simplicity. For Caesarstone’s first artist collaboration, at IDS13, Oki Sato, founder and chief designer of Nendo, created Stone Garden, an installation of ‘table-like’ surfaces clustered together to form a seemingly floating landscape. The simplicity of the design reflected the minimalistic beauty that Nendo is known for, while exhibiting the exceptional quality and functionality of Caesarstone surfaces and the creativity that they inspire.