Hay & Hee Welling's
Stackable Hee Dining Chair
Sometimes the biggest enhancements involve the smallest tweaks. Hee Welling is a master at pushing tradition into newly improved directions, both in form and function. Rolf Hay of Denmark's Hay discovered Hee at the Copenhagen fair just months after he graduated from Designskole. It's been a match made in design heaven. For his eponymous Hee chair series, he considered the most elemental of forms, ones that "would not impose" on the user. He also sought flexibility: a chair that can be used indoors and outdoors. As Mr. Hay points out: "Hee understands the paradox of simplicity: that it is in the details, the finishing touches, and in the meeting between the two that designing demands extreme precision. The ultimate in simplicity makes great demands on details and finish, and Hee is so very good at that. In that manner Hee has already made a place for himself in the modern and function-oriented Scandinavian furniture tradition.” To that we say: Hee Ya!