jaime hayon: bardot by bernhardt
jaime hayon: bardot by bernhardt
aug 09, 2010

jaime hayon: bardot by bernhardt


spanish designer jaime hayon‘s ‘bardot’ is a new seating product created for bernhardt. just as the curves of the human body flow into one another, the same can be said of the ‘bardot’. the absence of angles and lines permit the exterior and interior to gently merge together, creating a continuous form that allows fabric to conform to its shape – similar to the way a dress fits the body. the overall form of the seating units are influenced by the feminine silhouette.

hayon’s aim for the sofa was for it to ‘feel like a fruit, tender to the touch‘, while still maintaining durability. ‘many sofas are too big to actually use in city apartments, so I wanted to make one that looked big and felt generous, but would actually work in smaller spaces.’

jaime hayon: bardot by bernhardt ‘bardot’ sofa

jaime hayon: bardot by bernhardt ‘bardot’ green series sofa

jaime hayon: bardot by bernhardt up close

jaime hayon: bardot by bernhardt

jaime hayon: bardot by bernhardt ‘bardot’ white series

  • Very lovely!

    Definitely my favourite piece of Hayon’s works!

    -a b i e- says:
  • Nice sofa, but what is it doing in the middle of the street ?

    Critic says:
  • Great sofa and chair!!!

    John Autard says:
  • I like the sofa, and the general idea but personally I think that renders do not communicate the qualities of your design.

    Miguel Silva Nahuije says:
  • Gostei das formas arredondadas e das cores utilizadas nos revestimentos

    Roldão Mello says:
  • Pretty…especially around the edge!

    milagre says:

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