With the About A Collection Eco Hee Welling takes his iconic chair collaboration with HAY in a more sustainable direction. With the objective of creating a series of ecofriendly chairs and stools that can balance function and aesthetics to perfection, whilst offering infinite design possibilities, the Eco series uses sustainable materials. The interchangeable shells are made from 100% postconsumer recycled plastic and the wooden bases are sourced from FSC-certified forests, with all the chairs and stools featuring the EU Ecolabel. The AAC and AAS Eco collections, available in multiple colour possibilities, can be adapted to harmoniously integrate into most interior spaces – public, private or corporate – and with a good conscience.
The About A Collection Eco has been certified with the EU Ecolabel. The EU Ecolabel is a label of environmental excellence given to products and services meeting high environmental standards throughout their entire life cycle: from raw material extraction, to production, distribution and disposal. The EU Ecolabel offers the consumer an easy way to identify an environmentally-friendly product.
All About A Eco products can be disassembled and recycled.
The About A Collection Eco uses waterbased lacquers for the bases, and FSC-certified wood.
With the objective of recreating HAY’s iconic About A Chair and About A Stool series to reduce the impact on the environment, the About A Collection Eco uses 100% recycled polypropylene derived from material from households.
Post-consumer recycled plastic is material derived from household waste, like televisions and washing machines. The plastic is collected, sorted and cleaned in recycling programmes, before being reprocessed into About A Collections Eco shells.
Through a high technological process the granulates are crushed, cleaned and sorted.
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.