HAY was founded in 2002, and within a year the company launched its first furniture collection at the international furniture fair IMM in Cologne. This marked the beginnings of the international ambition that HAY has pursued over the past decade: creating durable quality furniture at affordable prices to allow as many people as possible to enjoy excellent design.
HAY looks back with pride at the age of Danish Modern, where quality, craftsmanship and humanistic design put Denmark on the global map, and we look with excitement to the future as we explore the current possibilities inherent in new technologies, new materials and new ways of living with furniture. Our world is constantly changing, and our habits and our need for flexibility change with them.
We consider it our principal task to provide functional answers to functional needs. Answers that are translated into meaningful and authentic products that have a long life span and are available at a democratic price. To achieve this goal, we work with some of the world’s leading designers, both the up-and-coming and the more established, who deliver innovative, quirky and unconventional ideas that can be translated into innovative form.