Tiovivo: Whimsical Sculptures by Jaime Hayon is the third in a series of large-scale interactive installations on the Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza. Hayon (Spanish, born 1974) created a site-specific work that features four wooden sculptures in the familiar shapes of animals or objects, such as a pig or a bell, that inspire playfulness and joy. Each whimsical structure features a colorful pattern, ranging from polka dots to stripes, and sets of stairs and slides with openings specifically sized for children that encourage guests to interact with the sculptures.
Tiovivo continues an innovative multiyear initiative to animate the piazza by engaging visitors in art. This installation transforms the space into an outdoor art gallery, playground, and refuge, creating an atmosphere for socializing and recreation. Tiovivo is also a stage for performances, art-making activities, and special events co-organized with local partner institutions.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.
Whether or not you go, Jaime Hayon Works is the first monograph about Jaime Hayon, presenting the full spectrum of his work. The book features projects such as his extensive ceramic installation for Bisazza in Milan and the interior design for La Terraza del Casino, an exclusive restaurant in central Madrid, as well as designer toys and furniture, including his award winning bathroom collection, AQHayon. Ranging from clear and harmonious to playfully extravagant, all of the examples attest to his inimitable grasp of form, style and colour. In addition to his impressive body of work, which also includes his collaborations with international clients, the book contains new personal projects, sketches, illustrations and productions. Documented by the photographer Nienke Klunder, these previously unpublished works have been exclusively created for the book and show facets of Hayon's talent that are revealed here for the first time.
Hayon is a rising star in the international creative scene. It's safe to say that he will be one of the most influential designers in the years to come. Hayon embodies a new type of creative Renaissance man, who thanks to his interdisciplinary approach and extraordinary talent can realize his unique stylistic language across various areas and media. Whether he is creating interior design, furniture, illustration, tableware or decorative vases and ceramics, Hayon s signature style always shines through. Seemingly without effort, his designs coherently bring together diametrical opposites such as opulence and practicality, sensuality and precision as well as finesse and restraint.