Coinciding with HAY's 20th anniversary, this inspiring book explores the brand’s origins and astronomical trajectory, starting in 2002 when husband and wife Rolf and Mette Hay founded the company. The book brings together HAY’s ever-growing stable of brilliant international designers including Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Muller Van Severen, Doshi Levien, and GamFratesi, along with collaborations with brands such as COS, IKEA, SONOS, and more.
Featuring a foreword by John Hoke, Chief Design Officer of Nike; over 300 images; essays; interviews with key designers and collaborators; and an illustrated timeline of key milestones over the years, Phaidon’s book on HAY puts on paper the alchemy that makes HAY’s products, philosophy, and retail environments so distinct.
HAY was founded in 2002 with the ambition to create contemporary furniture with an eye for modern living and sophisticated industrial manufacturing. That remains their key ambition today. Through commitment to the design and production of furniture and accessories with an international appeal, HAY strive to make good design accessible to the largest possible audience. Inspired by the stable structures of architecture and the dynamics of fashion, HAY seek to combine in durable quality products that provide added value for the user. HAY’s continued vision is to create straightforward, functional and aesthetic design in cooperation with some of the world’s most talented, curious and courageous designers.