Troupe

Crazy, dreamlike and with a sense of humor, resembling a party: such is Jaime Hayon's new collection. The artist's imaginary universe is showcased to perfection in this medium.

Here is a rug that speaks of friends, children, free-spiritedness and spontaneity. Animals of different kinds and sizes float in space, strangers to boredom. A one-of-a-kind gaggle available in two sizes in a balanced and harmoniously matched color palette that enhances any space.

Troupe is a hand-tufted rug, enabling Jaime Hayon's work to be transferred literally, and it is the closest thing to creating from a blank canvas. It is a contemporary piece that nevertheless preserves and brings to life a millenary cultural legacy, as well as having the unique stamp of the craftspeople who make it.

Jaime Hayon

Born in Madrid in 1974, Jaime Hayón has one of the most glittering careers in recent contemporary design. Although trained in Madrid, he forged his reputation at Fabrica, the creative breeding ground run by Benetton near the Italian city of Treviso. Arriving in 1997, at the young age of 24, Hayón worked for Oliviero Toscani, who would soon place him in charge of the design department. It was at Fabrica that Hayón first worked with BD on the Mail Me project.

In 2004, he decided to branch out on his own, settling in Barcelona and working on a number of projects while also exhibiting his more personal work in art galleries. The exhibition “Mediterranean Digital Baroque”, at London’s David Gill Gallery, and the bathroom collection he designed for ArtQuitect marked the start of his meteoric international rise, which was established with the Showtime collection for BD and his subsequent work with companies such as Metalarte, Camper, Lladró, Bisazza, Swarovsky, and Moooi.

Website: www.hayonstudio.com

Troupe Handtufting

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Hand tufted

This technique requires a pistol-like tool to punch the fiber strands into a previously stretched fabric in a frame.

  1. To start the process, the strands are punched into the areas marked by the mapping (a template used to transfer the digital design to the rug support).

  2. Next, the protruding strands are cut and shaved to achieve the desired pile height.

  3. The design is contoured with scissors or a needle in order to correctly define the different areas of the motif.

  4. Once the motif is defined, a layer of latex is applied to the reverse side of the rug to ensure that the strands remain attached to the structure.

  5. To finish, a layer of fabric is affixed to act as a lining, offering a quality finish.

This technique permits curvilinear shapes, different pile heights, as well as the application of different colors within the same rug.

High density and durability.