Design Museum Holon is celebrating its fifth anniversary and to mark this special date, the museum will play host to a solo show of work by Spanish designer Jaime Hayon called “Funtastico”. The exhibition encompasses ten years-worth of product, furniture and design pieces, some of them for clients such as B.D. Barcelona, Cassina, Fritz Hansen, Magis, Swarovski, Bisazza and Lladró.
For the exhibition’s Holon showing, Hayon has made an exclusive addition to the showcase in the form of a large scale, one-of-a-kind wall hanging mirror. Referencing giant primitive masks, the mirror will be constructed of quartz stone marquetry provided by solid-surface material manufacturer Caesarstone, who have donated the piece to the museum’s permanent collection.
‘I see masks as a storyteller, or a mirror if you will, of history,’ explains Hayon. ‘Every civilization, from the ancient peoples of the Middle East to the Aztecs in the Americas, has utilised masks, and each mask tells a story. I became keen to create a mask representing characters from my own cosmos, one which combines fantasy, a certain playfulness, together with craft and quality. I decided to use mirror together with stone to create different textures and feelings, as if the mask were an old mosaic. Some parts have stone, while other parts show a reflection onto ourselves.’