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About A Chair: AAC23 Upholstered
Hay & Hee Welling
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Group 1 + Black Stained Oak Base: $580
Group 1 + Clear Lacquered Oak Base: $580
Group 1 + Matte Lacquered Oak Base: $580
Group 1 + Soaped Oak Base: $580
Group 2 + Black Stained Oak Base: $605
Group 2 + Clear Lacquered Oak Base: $605
Group 2 + Dark Brick Stained Oak Base: $605
Group 2 + Matte Lacquered Oak Base: $605
Group 2 + Soaped Oak Base: $605
Group 3 + Black Stained Oak Base: $615
Group 3 + Clear Lacquered Oak Base: $615
Group 3 + Matte Lacquered Oak Base: $615
Group 3 + Soaped Oak Base: $615
Group 4 + Black Stained Oak Base: $640
Group 4 + Clear Lacquered Oak Base: $640
Group 4 + Matte Lacquered Oak Base: $640
Group 4 + Soaped Oak Base: $640
Group 5 + Black Stained Oak Base: $725
Group 5 + Clear Lacquered Oak Base: $725
Group 5 + Matte Lacquered Oak Base: $725
Group 5 + Soaped Oak Base: $725
Group 6 + Black Stained Oak Base: $930
Group 6 + Clear Lacquered Oak Base: $930
Group 6 + Matte Lacquered Oak Base: $930
Group 6 + Soaped Oak Base: $930
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The cloth-covered full-shell model of the About A Chair Collection by Hee Welling for Hay Denmark. “Conspicuous simplicity” is how Hee describes the well-priced series of quality chairs. Add “versatility” to the list. It fits perfectly around any table—dining or conference. Or try it behind a desk. The curved polypropylene shell makes this a comfortable place to take a load off—particularly swathed in a divine textile. The beech legs are veneered in soap-treated oak or black-stained ash. As a group or alone, it’s all about the chair…

  • 31" h x 23" w x 20" d (79x59x52cm)
  • Seat: 18" h (46cm)
  • Upholstery Group 1: Remix, Surface by Hay
  • Upholstery Group 2: Steelcut, Steelcut Trio
  • Upholstery Group 3: Divina, Divina Melange, Divina MD
  • Upholstery Group 4: Hallingdal, Canvas, Compound
  • Upholstery Group 5: Coda, Leather Sierra
  • Upholstery Group 6: Leather Silk
  • Legs available in soap treated, matte lacquered, clear lacquered or stained black oak
  • Please email us for more information on models, detailed upholstery options and pricing on quantity orders.
  • Oak veneer plywood, polypropylene, Oeko-Tex foam, upholstery
  • Branded box


“One of the most important things for our company is to make footprints of our own time,” says Rolf Hay, of his eponymous Copenhagen-based company launched in 2003 at the international furniture fair IMM Cologne.  His idea was to bring Danish design to a new creative peak that rivaled the storied 1950s and 1960s—but with a modern update. As creative director, he’s committed to nurturing young upstarts and also “exploring the twisted minds of established designers” and giving both a platform.

In practice, that means seeking out imaginative products and evaluating them on their own merits rather than first commissioning a design for certain type of item. And he says his greatest thrill is seeing a prototype for the first time. “We work in a different way to the way our parents did, but we basically live in the same way,” Rolf says. “The news is that there is nothing new, except the possibilities. And that’s great fun.”



“My father was a cabinetmaker so, ever since I was a kid, I played around in his workshop creating different objects,” says youthful Copenhagen-based designer Hee Welling. “Besides that, I spent hours drawing, almost every day, so it has always been obvious for me that I wanted to do something creative.” That urge came to be tempered with an appreciation for the Scandinavian design tradition with its legacy of “the beauty of the simple objects, with a clean expression, functional use and logic details.“

After graduating from the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, he quickly established his namesake studio. An early collaboration with Denmark maker Hay resulted in his breakthrough Hee seating, an eco-friendly grouping made from easily recyclable materials in a modern but not overwhelmingly trendy design. Following up with his notable About A Chair series, also for Hay, he has also expanded to an international roster of clients while also teaching at the Danish Design School. His work has been exhibited at fairs in Cologne, London, New York, Milan, Singapore, Stockholm and Tokyo. Through it all, his vision remains highly focused: “Every day, I try to create simple and useful design.”