Jaime Hayón (b. 1974) grew up in Madrid where he got influenced by the local culture of skateboarding and graffiti painting. He studied industrial design in Madrid and later on in Paris. In 2001 he founded his own studio where and since then he has developed to a acknowledged designer. His works have been noted globally in distinguished medias. Hayón has worked for several companies including Magis, &Tradition, Fritz Hansen and Swarovski. Today Hayón has offices in Italy as well as in Spain and Japan.