jaime hayon: glass-blown 'hookayon' hookah for gaia & gino
jaime hayon: glass-blown 'hookayon' hookah for gaia & gino
feb 13, 2014

jaime hayon: glass-blown 'hookayon' hookah for gaia & gino

jaime hayon designs glass-blown ‘hookayon’ hookah for gaia & gino
all images courtesy gaia & gino




informed by the aesthetics from traditional smoking rituals in turkey, the ‘hookhayon’ by spanish designer jaime hayon for czech company gaia & gino fuses the typology of typical dome and a jug shapes to create a contemporary vision of a portable hand-held hookah. crafted using a selection of black metal and glass with brass fixtures for its primary structure, the hookah features slots for two hoses, an optional valve with a cap, tobacco burner and coal holder and a wooden mouthpiece.

jaime hayon designs 'hookayon' hookah for gaia & gino



‘its delicate design is based on the use of soft and feminine shapes, and the contrast of material: quality wood and blown glass along with metal components,’ says hayon. ‘the transparency of the glass and the simplicity of its handle create a unique interaction with the piece. its monochromatic approach is accompanied by a change of material for every function – the elegance and glamour of smoking in a pipe is visible through the attention to the details the piece unveils.’

jaime hayon designs 'hookayon' hookah for gaia & gino

 detail of the handcrafted metal upper structure

jaime hayon designs 'hookayon' hookah for gaia & gino

 glassblown base detail

jaime hayon designs 'hookayon' hookah for gaia & gino

 the ‘hookayon’ is available in white and black

jaime hayon designs 'hookayon' hookah for gaia & gino

 initial evolution sketch by jaime hayon

jaime hayon designs 'hookayon' hookah for gaia & gino

detailed sketch ideation by jaime hayon

  • The upper class in Colorado will like this item. ..or in traditional use; “how to make a filthy habit tasteful.”



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