About A Collection

The About A Collection is HAY’s most versatile furniture series. It began with a chair and blossomed into a collection of virtually unlimited potential, demonstrating that a single strong idea can contain a wealth of development options.

Today, the About A Collection includes four complete series: About A Chair, About A Stool, About A Table, and About A Lounge. Together, these series comprise dining and conference chairs, office chairs, bar stools, lounge chairs, tables, a foot stool, and a sofa, all of which are equally suitable for private, professional, or public settings.

“All the items in the About A Collection are incredibly versatile, and can really be used by anyone in any context for any purpose. These products work just as well around the dining table as around a conference table, in a canteen, or at the office.”  — Rolf Hay

At HAY, we recognize that our actions have an environmental impact, and we take our responsibility to contribute to a greener future seriously. We strive to ensure sustainability in every step of our furniture-production processes: the About A Collection, which is distinguished first and foremost by its modular nature, embodies this ethos. Its versatility is reflected in the production process. Because of the collection’s interchangeable parts and easy-to-assemble-and-disassemble profile, we are able to mix and match frames, shells, and bases to produce almost limitless combinations.

This enables us to streamline the supply chain and create a more efficient and less wasteful production setup, using fewer molds and fewer parts by recycling them again and again.

“The About A Collection began when Rolf called me and said, ‘I want to do a project that celebrates everything that’s wonderful about a chair.’

That is how we settled on the name, too, which is really important: the About A Chair series tells the story of the chair, it embodies chair-ness, if you could say that. And each About A series does that, for a table, for a lounge.”  — Hee Welling

“The idea with About A was to achieve a simple balance between form, function, comfort, details and aesthetics.” — Rolf Hay