Jaime Hayon

Designer for &tradition

April 2016
&tradition is a Danish design company established in 2010. At Stockholm Furniture Fair 2016, it launched Passepartout, a new lamp designed by Spanish artist/designer Jaime Hayon. As the name implies, the lamp acts almost like a frame that enhances the visual appeal of the surface it is illuminating. The shade is made of lacquered metal and the diffuser is of moulded polycarbonate. “How do you add a lamp to illuminate a space without the lamp being too anonymous or too imposing?” Hayon asked himself. “The answer came from the picture frame. The picture is the focus and the frame is there to guide your eyes to the picture.
Of course, with a lamp you have light, without it you have darkness. So the lamp is actually the unsung hero that brings any setting to life. Place these lamps on the wall or ceiling and they will fit. You can even cluster the various colours and shapes together to create an aesthetic effect.” As for the illumination factor, the Passepartout lamp uses inbuilt LED technology that ensures a beam that is soft and soothing, emitting light that is dispersed uniformly throughout the space. According to &tradition’s Brand Director Martin Kornbek Hansen, “With the Passepartout lamps, we have combined decorative and technical lighting for use in private and public buildings.”