The Playground Seen Through the Eyes of Jaime Hayon

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By Allie Weiss / Published by Dwell
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The Spanish designer tries out a larger scale, bringing his whimsical vision to a play area outside the High Museum of Art.
Jaime Hayon designed four wooden sculptures that will adorn the High Museum of Art's outdoor plaza through November 27. 

Jaime Hayon designed four wooden sculptures that will adorn the High Museum of Art's outdoor plaza through November 27. 

The series of large-scale sculptures function as a playscape for children, with stairs and slides that allow kids to explore each form.

The series of large-scale sculptures function as a playscape for children, with stairs and slides that allow kids to explore each form.

This is the third year that the High Museum has unveiled a site-specific installation in the plaza over the summer—Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena created the previous showcases. It also marks Hayon's first major U.S. commission.

This is the third year that the High Museum has unveiled a site-specific installation in the plaza over the summer—Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena created the previous showcases. It also marks Hayon's first major U.S. commission.

Hayon typically works on a smaller scale, with furniture and product designs for brands such as Magis and Fritz Hansen. The playful shapes on view are reminiscent of the porcelain characters he has designed for Lladró.

Hayon typically works on a smaller scale, with furniture and product designs for brands such as Magis and Fritz Hansen. The playful shapes on view are reminiscent of the porcelain characters he has designed for Lladró.