Copenhagen is a fantastic city to visit. With restaurants, bars and impressive architecture at every corner you find it hard not slip into the chorus sung so vibrantly by Danny Kaye in the kids movie about Hans Christian Anderson.
It is in this wonderful city that you find Hay House the home of Hay Furniture.
On the second and third floors of this fabulous renaissance building you find a light and airy space filled with product, designed by Hay and blended with traditional furniture. The crisp and solid lines that you would expect from Danish furniture sit well with the use of modern materials and strong colours. The Hay range of furniture has been carefully crafted to tip it’s hat to the work of Petersen, Nielsen and Panton whilst being contemporary in a way that other European countries just haven’t managed to achieve.
Taking a seat in the uber comfortable About a Chair or grabbing the Don’t Leave Me table, passing the Woody shelving for a walk around the showroom, there is so much more to see than the products we know so well at Catalog. Along side the Wave and Megadot quilts we find a plethora of accessories and the Mags and Bjorn sofas offer a comfortable seat to relax and gaze over the low slung sky line of Copenhagen.
It was great to see new versions of product with new colours for About a Stool and Chair alongside a new contract version of About a Chair ~ practical and well priced for commercial projects. There were new sofas and tables to boot and the whole aesthetic of the showroom was fresh and light. We were really impressed with the new polymer colours, they were so much more vibrant and lively than the pictures we had seen previously.
Speaking at length with the sales staff and it was great to see how passionate they were about many of the design concepts that we try to promote at our Edinburgh showroom. We can’t wait to visit again and buy in new stock from Hay to ensure that these wonderful pieces from Denmark find happy homes in the UK.
A new Hay catalogue has been released and we have our first copies in the showroom. Pop in and see us in a couple of weeks to make sure you get yours. Now where has that Danny Kaye album gone to?