Danish Design’s HAY Day…
Rolf and Mette Hay are the husband-and-wife team behind the eponymous Danish design brand.
The couple first me when they were both working for Danish furniture maker Gubi, and went on to found HAY in partnership with businessman Troels Holch Povlsen in 2002. Their goal was to make good, affordable design available to a broad market. ‘Accessibility is a key word for us,’ says Rolf. ‘The term applies not only to price points, but also to design concepts.’
Their strategy has been wildly successful, with HAY growing into a global empire operating in more than 50 countries, and with turnover reaching $140 million last year.
You can read the Wall Street Journal’s account of a day in the lives of the Danish King and Queen of Design by visiting:
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Rolf and Mette Hay image: Jan Søndergaard for WJS. Magazine
Furniture images: Lane Crawford