by Jaime Hayon
“During the last few years, I’ve worked with BD on different seatings developed with plywood boards. They were my first designs for a chair named Showtime (2007) and an armchair called Lounger (2009). After ten years they are still part of the catalogue and being marketed with success. In the collection we now present, I wanted to take advantage of my previous experience with other moulded and upholstered seatings, to develop a new armchair that would be as comfortable as possible within certain dimensions, so that they adapt well to the body and space it’s in, for both the home and contract. It has sculptural forms and a lovely profile, similar to that of a dinosaur, from which the name comes, particularly those that were herbivorous and that were distinguished for their long and stylish long necks. The armchair is also slender from which ever angle you look at it. Another element that characterises it are its light aluminium legs which reminds one of a zeppelin. The mix in the materials is also in the fabric and details like the leather that covers and protects the armrests in the more special versions. Additionally, the quality and durability give personality and have my charateristical stroke that define its subtle line, organic and exceptional, creating a very unique piece. Dino wants to be a representative design by and for the history of BD where it shows the company’s know-how also through the seams.” Jaime Hayon
Η BD, η παγκοσμίως γνωστή Ισπανική Εταιρεία ιδρύθηκε το '72 από έξη καταξιωμένους Ισπανούς Σχεδιαστές, μεταξύ των οποίων και ο Oscar Tusquets που συνεργάστηκε με τον Salvador Dali για την δημιουργία του καναπέ Dalilips. H BD παράγει τα έπιπλα του Salvador Dali και του Μεγάλου Αρχιτέκτονα της Βαρκελώνης Antoni Gaudi (εκτίθενται στο Μουσείο Design του Design Plaza). Συνεργάζεται με τους Μεγάλους Σύγχρονους Σχεδιαστές Ross Lovegrove, Constantin Grcic, Jaime Hayon, Alfredo Haberli και παρουσιάζει συναρπαστικά δημιουργήματα με Μεγάλα Διεθνή Βραβεία όπως Red Dot Award Best of the Best 2011, European Community Design Prize 1990 και πολλά άλλα.