Hay - Interior Design from Denmark
comfortable and versatile
The Mags Sofa by Hay has become a popular, modern interior design classic - the versatile design sofa is available in different covers, colours and shapes, so everyone can find what they are looking for!
About a Series
Conscious and simple - the chairs from the About A Chair Collection by Hay follow simple lines so that they can be easily combined with all styles.
the special details
With the right home accessories, any interior can be decorated. Discover shapely and exciting accessories by Hay - vases, everyday helpers for the kitchen or special decorative elements.
The Hay success story
When one thinks of Danish design, furniture classics by famous designers at proud prices immediately come to mind - the manufacturer Hay deliberately steps out of line, even though it only entered the stage of the design world in 2003.
Hay does not want to copy the old masters - rather, their work should serve as a source of inspiration for modern and contemporary creations. Adorning oneself with well-known designer names was never the first priority for Rolf Hay, the name giver and founder. Instead, they want to create design products that are functional, distinctive and, first and foremost, affordable.
The path to the brand
No one could have foreseen that Rolf Hay would become a major player on the designer furniture market. It was more by chance that the young Dane ended up in a furniture shop in Hanover after graduating from high school. While working there, he also visited the Cologne Furniture Fair - and thought Arne Jacobsen's legendary Ameise chair from 1952 was the fair's novelty. From then on, his interest was piqued and Rolf Hay continued to develop within the industry - first through the encouragement of Peter Biehl, Montana's agent at the time, and then through jobs at Gubi and Paustian in Copenhagen.
While working at Gubi, Rolf met his wife Mette, who knew Danish home decor inside out - her parents already ran a successful furniture business. Shortly afterwards there was a fateful encounter - Rolf Hay met Troels Holch Povlsen, initially as a client whose house he was to furnish. The two men realised that they had similar ideas about furnishing and that Povlsen also had the necessary means for a joint project.
This is how Hay was founded at the beginning of the millennium - with the creative minds Mette and Rolf Hay on one side and the big businessman Povlsen as owner of the textile company Bestseller on the other. Povlsen brought with him the business know-how to build up and develop a company - an important cornerstone that contributed significantly to Hay's success.