Light Shifting Materiality Meets Global Cool in a Luxe New Furniture Collaboration
A distinctly Australian combination of laid-back cool and casual sophistication underpins the ‘Refract’ collection, a new capsule of furniture created by surfboard and fashion designer, Hayden Cox, with SP01. Comprising a console, side table, coffee table and resin sculpture surfboard, the launch collection of resin pieces was handcrafted in Sydney and is available exclusively via Space Furniture.
ABOUT HAYDEN COX
Hayden Cox is a multi disciplinary Australian designer best known for Haydenshapes, his eponymous performance surfboard company he founded at age 15. In August 2022, Haydenshapes launched their debut contemporary mens ready-to-wear collection exclusively available with fashion luxury retailer Mr Porter and via haydenshapes.com. Haydenshapes award winning brand is sold all over the world in more than 70 countries and has offices in both Sydney and California. His patented parabolic carbon fiber frame technology FutureFlex revolutionized surfboard design and influenced innovation globally in a way that has not been seen since the 1970s. His Hypto Krypto surfboard model is said to be the highest selling performance surfboard in surf history and is a multiple recipient of ‘Surfboard of The Year’ across Australia and the USA where it continues to be a number one seller.
Synonymous with multi-faceted collaboration and a high-quality approach to product design, through his brand Haydenshapes Hayden has worked on global projects with prolific New York based artist Daniel Arsham, Alexander Wang, KITH, along with a recent announcement of a global partnership with The Woolmark Company.
Through his design ethos led by innovation, materiality exploration and contemporary construction, beyond surfboards, Hayden has been sought out and commissioned for leading projects across Interior Design (Blainey North for Crown Residences 2021), technical consumer wearables (Westpac 2018), high end sculpture art and fashion. In 2020 Hayden was engaged by Akin Atelier to collaborate on realising their resin concept for the Gallery Shop, as part of the high profile architectural development for the Art Gallery of NSW ‘Sydney Modern’ project. The new wing of the gallery opened to the public December 3, 2022.
In August 2021, Hayden featured on the cover of Australian Financial Review Magazine prestigious annual ‘Design Issue’ (print), is a ‘Man of Innovation’ award recipient (GQ ‘Men of The Year’) and GOLD award winner (GOOD DESIGN Awards) for his patented FutureFlex carbon fibre frame surfboard construction. Hayden was recently selected by Apple to feature in the brands first Australian campaign for ‘Behind the Mac’, alongside the countries 24 top creatives, musicians, artists and designers. Hayden is an ambassador for IWC Schaffhausen along with Audi, in which he featured in the global 2023 campaign for the Audi Active Sphere concept shot in the Canadian Alps.
"The design process was an exploration of the relationship between the material and light. Working with intersected forms and shapes of varying thickness and transparency, each piece has been designed to uniquely interact with its space - ever changing its hue over the day and viewpoint. I'm honoured to work with the team at SP01, a like-minded Australian brand built around design and craftsmanship.”