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June 6, 2016
The Spanish designer tries out a larger scale, bringing his whimsical vision to a play area outside the High Museum of Art.
Jaime Hayon outdoor installation at 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. 

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Large-scale sculptures by Jaime Hayon at the High Museum

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

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Playscape by Jaime Hayon for the High Museum

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.

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Wooden bear sculpture by Jaime Hayon

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.

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Jaime Hayon outdoor installation at 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. 

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