The CATCH Chair was designed by internationally renowned Spanish designer Jaime Hayon for Danish design company &tradition, and was first introduced publicly to the 2013 Salone del Mobile, Milan. Known for his whimsical drawings, CATCH manages to capture Hayon’s playfulness, yet still deliver a comfortable chair.
When I was drawing CATCH, I drew a man with open arms, like a chair that wants to catch you. And it works like that.
The fully upholstered chair retains its elegance and lightness through its delicate form and wooden legs. The armrests, extended from the padded backrest, mimic human embrace as if inviting you to take a seat. The chair comes in a large variety of colours to suit any interior, while the wooden legs are available in stained or white-oiled oak.
Because I come from a very different ambience. I’ve always liked Scandinavian design, but I never knew I’d end up designing for great companies in the North.
The meeting of Hayon’s Mediterranean aesthetic with the heritage of the Scandinavian craftsmanship has given rise to an innovative form. “It has been interesting to see how Hayon interprets and adapts his design to this tradition” says Kornbek Hansen.
About Jaime Hayon
Since its foundation in the early 2000s, Jaime Hayon’s studio has built an international reputation for producing highly original and award-winning work for a wide array of companies, including French crystal brand Baccarat and Spanish porcelain manufacturer Lladro. Hayon imbues his designs with personality and maybe that is why this understated chair has such warm and welcoming feel, despite its neat and minimal lines.
&tradition is a Danish design company established in 2010 with the founding principle being tradition tied to innovation. Our unique library of furniture and lighting spans from the 1930s to the present day and includes designs by internationally renowned designers as Arne Jacobsen, Flemming Lassen, Verner Panton, Jørn Utzon, Benjamin Hubert, Kai Linke, Sofie Refer, Jakob Staer, Jesper Kongshaug, Victor Vetterlein, NORM.architects, Mia Hamborg, Pernille Vea, KiBiSi, Samuel Wilkinson, Sami Kallio, Space Copenhagen and Jaime Hayon.
Materials: Molded polyurethane foam with glass fiber reinforcements, steel, cold cured foam, solid oak legs, fabric or leather upholstery
Dimensions: H: 900mm, D: 580mm, W: 580mm, Armrest height: 680mm, Seating height: 450mm
Colors: Solid oak legs in white oiled oak or stained black oak. Fabric upholstery options; Camira Blazer (CUZ47, CUZ1P, CUZ21, CUZ1Q, CUZ84, CUZ08), Gabriel Fame (60003, 60033, 60036, 60999, 64097, 65038, 67040, 68069), Kvadrat Hallingdal 65 (110, 130, 180, 200, 407, 694) & Steelcut Trio 2 (105, 144, 733, 915). Leather upholstery options; CA-MO Sierra (pigmented leather in various colors), CA-MO Silk (aniline leather in various colors).
Design date: 2013
*All images and information courtesy of &tradition.