Stone Age Folk Moves to Milan: Jaime Hayon x Caesarstone
We were pleased to launch Stone Age Folk at IDS17, the first installment of Jaime Hayon’s year-long collaboration with Caesarstone. For Milan Design Week, the installation moved to the Palazzo Serbelloni to delight a whole new audience.
Inspired by flora, fauna and folklore from different cultures, Jaime Hayon designed an architectural pavilion, which references the famous Crystal Palace built in Hyde Park, London for the Great Exhibition of 1851, combining over 40 Caesarstone colours with metal and stained glass.
Tribal masks and Hayon’s signature clowns faces were featured on large-scale wall panels and presented alongside playful carousels made of Caesarstone, handcrafted furniture pieces and light fixtures. Dining tables, small coffee tables and cabinets became bird-like characters and animated faces. Together, all the pieces contribute to the kaleidoscopic feel of the installation and enabled the visitor to playfully interact with the material in a fresh, unexpected way.
Photo credit: Tom Mannion