By imagining “doing with plastic what it’s impossible to do with wood”, Jaime Hayón’s creativity combined with Magis’ know-how led three years ago to the design of the Milà chair.
Flexible and full of movement, it was inspired by the designs of Catalan Modernism, the greatest representative of which was Antoni Gaudí, between the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Casa Milà provided the main source of inspiration, along with Casa Battló for the design and planning process on which the Milà chair by Jaime Hayón is based. The Spanish artist and designer extrapolated from the unrivalled architectonic language of the great architect the concept of design that does not cover but forms the structure, and colour that does not cover but becomes one with the design, applying this to an everyday object and thereby lending it an artistic expressiveness.
These smooth, dynamic designs are now also expressed in the Milà tables with their painted steel tube frame, which features the project’s characteristic sinuous lines. Available in various sizes and colours and with tops in different materials – HPL, veneered natural oak or Carrara, Marquinia or Emperador marble and in a version also suitable for outdoor use, they are perfect for matching with the Milà chair; their style however is so lightweight and versatile, they can be combined with any type of interior design to freely express Milà’s own unique, vivacious character.