We are thrilled to announce that renowned Danish furniture designer Hee Welling will join us later this month in Sydney and Melbourne for a series of Design Talks, hosted by the experts at Inside Magazine.
A long-term collaborator with design giant HAY and creator of the iconic About A Collection, Hee will share insights on his experience and design processes, debriefing on what is arguably one of the most recognisable contemporary Danish designs in the world.
Hee Welling is a Danish furniture designer who founded his own studio in Copenhagen in 2003, since then receiving a significant number of international design awards. His design ethos is centred around the idea of creating technically accomplished products that can reach a wide audience, and his work is characterised by a great sense of proportion and quietly elegant looks. For Danish giant HAY, Hee has designed the acclaimed About A series and Hee Collection.
The son of a cabinetmaker, Hee and his fascination with production techniques, materials and machinery was fired as a child. He went on to study at The University of Art and Design in Helsinki, and received his master’s degree in furniture design from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, where he is also now a design tutor.
ABOUT A COLLECTION BY HEE WELLING FOR HAY//
The About A Collection is HAY’s most versatile furniture series. It began with a chair and blossomed into a collection of virtually unlimited potential, demonstrating that a single strong idea can contain a wealth of development options.
Today, the About A Collection includes four complete series: About A Chair, About A Stool, About A Table, and About A Lounge. Together, these series comprise dining and conference chairs, office chairs, bar stools, lounge chairs, tables, a foot stool, and a sofa, all of which are equally suitable for private, professional, or public settings.
HEE SERIES BY HEE WELLING FOR HAY//
The philosophy behind the Hee Series was to take an archetypal chair and perfect it down to the last detail, while cutting the essentials to the bone. The goal was to create a contemporary chair to fit into a wide range of contexts. Like a line drawing, the Hee Series wraps metres of metal wire into neat, straight lines in three versions: bar stool, lounge chair and dining chair. Stackable and weatherproof, the wide assortment of colours and designs make Hee suitable for numerous indoor and outdoor contexts, such as bars and restaurants, as well as public spaces and home environments.
Register below and join us for our designer talk series - In Conversation With Hee Welling.
Hosted by Jan Henderson, Co-Editor of Inside Magazine
When: Thursday 24th October, 5pm (for a 5:30pm start)
Where: RMIT | Building 80 Level 2 Theatre 007 | 445 Swanston Street (entrance opposite RMIT/ Franklin Street Tram Stop) Melbourne VIC 3000
Hosted by Gillian Serisier, Co-Editor of Inside Magazine
When: Friday 25th October, 5pm (for a 5:30pm start)
Where: UTS | Frank Gehry Building 8 Level 2 Theatre 005 | 14 Ultimo Road, Ultimo NSW 2007