The balanced collection, which was in development for two years, delivers a sharp line-up of different furniture typologies that all share the same principle geometry. Choose from a refined palette of olive, dove grey, white and anthracite.
Speaking about the collection Ronan Bouroullec says, ‘Since the beginning it was very clear to me that these pieces needed to have a particular aspect you could trust.’ As such, weight played a considerable role within the design process – each piece was designed to be lightweight but not fragile and substantial enough to trust to leave in your garden for years and years to come.
From dining chairs and lounge seats, to tables, benches and low stools, each design is made from electro-galvanized powder coated steel, which translates to stand the test of time… and the many guises of our Great British summer. ‘For me, these are the types of pieces that are timeless – that you could repaint after ten or twenty years’, says Bouroullec.
And while the collection has been designed to add verve to your garden repertoire, balcony or terrace – the pieces would make a smart addition to the home too.
Take a look at a selection below and get to know the creative brains behind the collection.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are brothers and designers. They have been working together for about fifteen years, bonded by diligence and challenged by their distinct personalities. Their studio is based in Paris and their team numbers around six people.
Their work spans many fields, ranging from the design of small objects such as jewellery to spatial arrangements and architecture, from craftsmanship to industrial scale, from drawings to videos and photography. Designs by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are present in the permanent collections of international museums such as the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Design Museum in London, and the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam.
HAY, and the more recent London-based incarnation WRONG FOR HAY, are long-time friends of SCP. The UK launch of the first ever HAY collection was at SCP East way back in 2005.
The Danish design company was founded in 2002, and within a year the company launched its first furniture collection at the international furniture fair IMM in Cologne. Over the next decade HAY have pursued the ambition to create durable quality furniture at affordable prices, making excellent design available to as many people as possible.
HAY are guided by some of the best principles inherent in the age of Danish Modern, where quality, craftsmanship and humanistic design were at the fore. They are also guided by the ambition to explore the current possibilities inherent in new technologies, new materials and new ways of living with furniture. At the heart of everything that HAY does is the notion that contemporary design should spring from a good idea, innovative technology and quality materials in combination with joyful, straightforward and uncomplicated aesthetics.