AAC ECO 12 / Variants
AAC ECO 12 / Series
About A Eco
With the objective of recreating HAY’s iconic About A Chair and About A Stool series from a more sustainable perspective, the About A ECO series focuses on using environmentally friendly materials whilst retaining the fundamental aesthetic of the About A Collection. Available in a variety of interchangeable frames and shells, the AAC ECO 12, 22 and AAS ECO 32 models use recycled plastic (PP) for the gently curved shell, while the wooden base is available in solid FSC-certified oak with a water-based lacquer. All chairs and stools in the ECO series are EU Ecolabelled as a sign of environmental commitment.
AAC ECO 12 / Designer
Hee Welling is a Danish furniture designer who founded his own studio in Copenhagen in 2003. Welling has received a number of design awards, including the Bo Bedre Award (Denmark), Good Design Award (USA) and has been nominated as the Danish designer of the year in both 2013 and 2014. Welling is the son of a cabinetmaker, 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). His design ethos is centred around the idea of creating technically accomplished products that can reach a wide audience. His work is characterised by a great sense of proportion and quietly elegant looks. For HAY, Welling has designed the About A series and the Hee Chair, Lounge Chair and Bar Stool.