The philosophy behind the Hee Series was to take an archetypal chair and perfect it down to the last detail while cutting the essentials to the bone. The goal was to create a contemporary chair to fit into a wide range of contexts. The attempt was a great success, resulting in the pragmatic and easily decoded Hee series. Like a line drawing, it wraps metres of metal wire into neat, straight lines in three versions: bar stool, lounge chair and dining chair. Stackable and weatherproof, the wide assortment of colours and designs make Hee suitable for numerous indoor and outdoor contexts, such as bars and restaurants, as well as public spaces and home environments.
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.