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About A Stool: AAS32
Hay & Hee Welling
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Counter: Coral Shell + Soaped Oak Base: $207
Bar: Blue Shell + Black Stained Base: $207
Bar: Grey Shell + Soaped Oak Base: $207
Bar: Black Shell + Black Stained Oak Base: $207
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Hee Welling set out to design a chair that can be endlessly re-imagined in fabric, leather and atop legs in birch, metal, on wheels or without. He continues that mission with the About A Stool counter and bar stool incarnations that are as perfect as the chairs. For Hee and his collaborative partner Hay Denmark, it's all about “conspicuous simplicity” in terms of silhouette and function. To that, add well-priced, quality, durability and versatility. The beech legs are veneered in soap-treated oak or black-stained ash. The Polypropylene shells are easy to clean. As a group or alone, it’s all about the chair…

  • Counter: 30" h x 19.75" w x 17" d (76x50x43cm)
  • Seat: 25.5" h (65cm)
  • Bar: 33.75" h x 19.75" x 18" d (86x50x46cm)
  • Seat: 29.5" h (75cm)
  • Please email us for more information on models and pricing on quantity orders.
  • Shell: polypropylene
  • Base: beech plywood veneered in soap-treated oak + stainless steel footrest, lacquered oak + stainless steel footrest, or black stained oak + black footrest
  • Branded box
  • Please contact us for current availability and lead times.
  • Sale items are final and do not count towards free shipping. They cannot be exchanged and are non-refundable.
  • No assembly required


“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.”