Jaime Hayon's Architectural Installation for Fuorisalone
In collaboration with leading quartz manufacturer Caesarstone, Spanish designer Jaime Hayon's 'Stone Age Folk' was inspired by flora, fauna and folklore from different cultures. An architectural pavilion that references the Crystal Palace built in London's Hyde Park in 1851, 'Stone Age Folk' combines over 48 Caesarstone colors with metal and stained glass. "The underlying idea behind the collaboration was to raise the Caesarstone material to another level and accentuate its noble qualities," says Hayon. "This proved to be a really interesting inspiration, using the Caesarstone quartz in an artistic context and exploring new ways that bring a luxurious quality to the material." Meticulously handcrafted and implanted into the metal frame of the pavilion, the quartz material was applied as a precious jewel. Employing traditional high end stone marquetry and stained glass window techniques, Hayon imbued the space with his eccentric spirit and artistry creating a fantasy world made of different colors, forms and shapes.