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Herman Miller x HAY

In a first-of-its-kind collection, HAY thoughtfully reimagines eight classic Eames designs for a new generation.

September 21, 2022
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Everything starts with Ray and Charles."
— Rolf Hay

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Charles and Ray Eames
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Mette and Rolf Hay

FROM CALIFORNIA TO COPENHAGEN

Like Ray and Charles Eames, Mette and Rolf Hay have built a brand that is rigorous yet playful and accessible. The overlap of their design visions between the duos set the stage perfectly for HAY's fun and thoughtful reimagining of a collection of Eames classic designs.

But how to revise pieces that are, by history’s telling, perfect? The Eamesian way, of course. “I learned from the Eameses that new technology or new materials can be very inspiring starting points,” explains Rolf. HAY worked with sister company Herman Miller to update the seat of the Eames molded-plastic shell chair using postindustrial recycled plastic and adapt other designs for the outdoors. Two tables are now topped with cast glass, while wire chairs have been powder-coated and can be outfitted with weatherproof cushions.

HAY’s practical revisions also reveal a touch of fun, whether in the case of the cast-glass orbs that transform the Hang-It-All rack, or fresh new colors like toffee, pale yellow, and powder pink.Hay’s practical revisions also reveal a touch of fun, whether in the case of the cast-glass orbs that transform the Hang-It-All rack, or fresh new colors like toffee, pale yellow, and powder pink.

(Excerpt from Architectural Digest, read the full article.)

See the full collection at hermanmiller.com.