HAY ABOUT A CHAIR AAC 127 CHAIR, UPHOLSTERED.
Design by Hee Welling.
Although this series bears the famous name AAC (About A Chair), it is definitely different from its predecessors. The idea behind this chair arose from the need for more comfort and that is reflected in the spacious seat shell, which has a higher back than previous AACs and therefore offers maximum support and comfort. The slim metal frame has remained exactly the same and can be finished in chrome or with a matte black powder coating.
The four-legged chassis has a diameter of 1.8 centimeters. A special feature of the Soft variant is not only that it is fantastic, but also that the cockpit can be finished in two-part upholstery, where the front and back are provided with a different fabric. Under the upholstery the cover is then made up of several layers of foam and cotton wool.
The dimensions of the chair are: 62 centimeters wide, 59.5 centimeters deep and 86 centimeters high. The seat height is 47.5 centimeters and the depth 45 centimeters.
About Hee Welling:
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.