Pushing the ordinary
”Hee Welling I met at the talent zone of the Copenhagen furniture fair the same year he had graduated from Danmarks Designskole. Hee is a form-and-function kind of guy. He makes small yet powerful improvements to design that push the ordinary in new and better directions.
He lifts the design up one level and improves the usability. Hee’s designs seem to flow naturally and come to him effortlessly.
Hee Welling is an exciting profile and it will be interesting to follow him. HAY is interested in keeping him on as a permanent partner. The starting point for the “Hee” chair was to make a cool and basic chair that would not impose on you. A chair that can be used indoors as well as outdoors. When I buy a kitchen spoon it doesn’t have to tell me why and how? The same philosophy
is behind the “Hee” chair. And therein lies great quality. Hee understands the paradox of simplicity: that it is in the details, the finishing touches, and in the meeting between the two that designing demands extreme precision. The ultimate in simplicity makes great demands on details and finish, and Hee is so very good at that. In that manner Hee has already made a place for himself in the modern and function-oriented Scandinavian furniture tradition.”