When Jaime Hayon started working on Catch, he drew a man with open arms, like a chair that wants to catch you - and the chair works like that. &Tradition’s collaboration with Jaime Hayon dates to when the company was founded in 2010, and Catch was the first product to come out of the exchange between Hayon and &Tradition in 2013. The Catch-series now involves chairs with both wooden legs and swivel base, bar and counter chair and two different lounge chairs.
Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayón 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 imminent in his work today. After studying industrial design in Madrid and Paris he joined Fabrica in 1997, the Benetton-funded design and communication academy, working closely with the legendary image-maker and agitator Oliverio Toscani. In a short time he was promoted from student to head of their Design Department, where he oversaw projects ranging from shop, restaurant and exhibition conception and design to graphics. Eight years later, Jaime broke out on his own, first with collections of designer toys, ceramics and furniture, followed by interior design and installation. These collections put Jaime at the forefront a new wave of creators that blurred the lines between art, decoration and design and a renaissance in finely-crafted, intricate objects within the context of contemporary design culture.