DISCOVER THE EXTENDED 'ABOUT A COLLECTION' - THE CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC

The ‘About A…’ collection by HAY is the result of close collaboration between Hee Welling and HAY. It all started back in 2010 with the ‘About A Chair’, which was designed with the goal to develop a chair with conspicuous simplicity; a chair which works well around the dining table, around a conference table, as well as in a restaurant, cafeteria or at the office. 


Rolf Hay shares, “The ‘About a Chair’ is nothing special – that is what it’s about. The reason we did ‘About a Chair’ was because of the ‘Nobody’ chair, which is a very conceptual project. We had many design awards with the ’Nobody’ chair, but no-one really wants to buy the ’Nobody’ chair. So, I said, ‘The next chair we do, should be about a chair’. A chair is really about two things – comfort and aesthetic – and that was what we worked with. We just wanted to do a good basic chair.”

 

Since then, the ‘About A…’ collection has grown enormously. The ‘About A Chair’ is available in 15 base and shell variations, not to mention the enormous choice when it comes to upholstery or shell colours. The collection also includes more than six different ‘About A Lounge’ armchair styles, an ‘About A Lounge’ sofa, several ‘About A Stool’ designs and a range of ‘About A Tables’. The collection continues to grow, with the recent introduction of new bases styles and seat colours for the original ‘About A Chair’ (AC22).

 

The 'About A...' series is a true pragmatist, able to blend in or stand out, depending on the task it is assigned. The many colour, upholstery and frame options are a particularly strong feature that allows you to tweak the design without compromising the basic concept; dramatise the silhouette with heavier upholstery, or opt for more subtle materials and colours. All in all, the simplicity of the collection is a guarantee for functionality and combinability - affirming its position in the design landscape as a bonafide contemporary classic. 


The ‘About A…’ collection by HAY is the result of close collaboration between Hee Welling and HAY. It all started back in 2010 with the ‘About A Chair’, which was designed with the goal to develop a chair with conspicuous simplicity; a chair which works well around the dining table, around a conference table, as well as in a restaurant, cafeteria or at the office. 

The simplicity of the collection is a guarantee for functionality and combinability. The 'About A Chair' collection has grown to include 15 base and shell variations, not to mention the enormous choice when it comes to upholstery or shell colours.

The extensive range of colours, upholstery options and wood choices for the frame and legs offer the opportunity to create almost infinite design combinations.

About A Table (AAT10) with the About A Chair (AAC11) without arms, in pink upholstery and blacks 4-star base. 

About A Table (AAT20) with the About A Chair with arms and 4-star base. 

A snapshot of the wide variety of About A Chair, About A Table and About A Lounge options. 

About A Chair (AAC20) with grey polyproplene seat and 4-star polished base. 

Recently, HAY introduced a range of 14 new colours for the classic About A Chair. Cue cool and muted greys, blues and greens which dominate the pallette, juxtaposed with the additions of warm bricky oranges and reds. 

HAY also recently introduced a new base style, a four-legged style in polished or powdercoated steel which gives the design a more formal and minimal expression. 

The About A Lounge Sofa is open and welcoming. It invites close and intimate meetings with its curvy lines and organic expression.

The 'About A Lounge Sofa' can be specified in contrast upholstery to higlight the unique details of this design. 

The 'About A Stool' (AAS32/33) has the same capacity for transformation as the other members of the 'About A...' family and ranges from a minimalist and simple plastic stool to a more full-bodied upholstered version. With its Nordic legs in lacquered or soap-finished oak or black-stained ash wood, 'About a Stool' has a strong visual presence and feet planted firmly on the ground. 

The 'About A Stool' is also available in another frame style, the AAS38/39. The frame in this version has a delicate expression but is made in strong and durable materials. You can have your choice of stainless steel or powder-coated versions in black or white.

All variations of the About A Stool are suitable for a variety of applications, from the home kitchen, to bars, restaurants and offices. 

The high and low-backed versions of the 'About a Lounge' chair offer great seating comfort, strong signature expression and perfectly balanced proportions. 

All versions of the 'About a Lounge' chair are perfect for the contract market, but as a typology, they fit right into most private homes. 

The 'About a Lounge' chair has a sculptural appearance, and the stitching on the back adds a subtle or striking effect, depending on your choice of upholstery.


The full 'About A...' collection is available in Australia and New Zealand from Cult showrooms and the HAY store (Sydney). Contact us for pricing, lead times or more information.