Jaime Hayon's Réaction Poétique 30.03.15

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  • Réaction Poétique Collection by Jaime Hayon for Cassina

The Spanish designer is celebrating Le Corbusier's legacy at Milan Furniture Fair next month with a set of characterful wooden objects for Cassina

Fifty years after the death of Le Corbusier, Jaime Hayon is celebrating his architectural legacy with a collection for Cassina.

Réaction Poétique is a set of characterful wooden objects – four table centrepieces, a tray and two side tables – inspired by the organic shapes at play in the architect's painting for Pavilion L'Esprit Nouveau (1925) and later buildings such as the famed chapel at Ronchamp (1954). Each object is made in solid ash and stained black. 

"I wanted to create useful objects with sculptural elements, interplaying forms, light and shadow," said Hayon. "It was a challenge to use only one material and one finish. I feel this restriction actually became an opportunity to showcase the beauty of the wood."

In addition, the Cassina showroom in the Brera district will have a presentation dedicated to another commemoration, the 50th anniversary of the LC collection by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand.

On display at Milan Furniture Fair from 14 to 19 April 2015: Fairgrounds at Rho and via Durini 16. A full review of the Salone del Mobile will appear in Icon's July issue

At 100% Design last year, Hayon told Icon about the inspiration behind some of his work. Read his thoughts here



Riya Patel

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