HAY’s new arrivals in spring 2022 are sure to transport you straight to summer – we can already imagine ourselves sitting on the new Balcony patio chairs, enjoying our evenings in the light of the cordless Apollo luminaire. See our picks from the new collection!
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec's outdoor furniture series Palissade remains one of HAY's most popular collections year after year. Originally created in 2015, the collection has a graphic, rhythmic design language that emerges from the furniture's simple steel structures made up of metal tubes and slats. The wide range already includes tables, chairs, stools and sofas, but in 2022, the series will expand with yet another addition, this time designed especially for public outdoor spaces: an extendable park bench.
The Palissade park bench will be available with and without a backrest and curved either inwards or outwards; they can be used to form, for example, a complete circle or a playfully winding bench in the shape of the letter S. In addition to parks and public spaces, the bench is sure to find its place in many a backyard or the gardens of summer villas.
This year, Palissade will also get a rival, as the Bouroullec brothers have designed a brand-new outdoor furniture collection called Balcony. Compared to the Palissade, the furniture is more robust in appearance, but lighter in structure. They are made of thin steel plates and decorated with holes that act both as a visual detail and help strengthen the structure. The furniture is extremely minimalistic, yet instantly recognizable and interesting – as is typical for both HAY and the Bouroullec brothers.
Cordless Pao Portable
Wireless, rechargeable lamps seem to be all the rage right now, and HAY is due to respond to this craving with not one but two new lamp designs. The first of the new luminaires, Pao Portable, adds versatility to the Pao luminaire collection designed by Japanese Naoto Fukasawa, who sought inspiration for the collection from traditional Mongolian yurts. Standing on a pole-like foot and resembling a mushroom, Pao Portable has no cord, so it can be moved from the living room windowsill to the bedside table or from the bookshelf to the balcony – Pao Portable is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Atmospheric light with Apollo
The likewise cordless and portable Apollo is a completely new addition to HAY’s lighting range. With a look that combines both modern and traditional elements, Apollo was originally designed as an oil lamp for Copenhagen’s trendy Apollo Bar & Kantine restaurant, after which the lamp is also named. Like Pao Portable, Apollo is also suitable both indoors and outdoors, so its cozy glow can also be enjoyed out on the terrace or porch of your vacation home on a warm summer evening.
Industrial Korpus shelf
Designed by Norwegian Andreas Bergsaker, the Korpus shelf has a distinctly industrial look created by its manufacturing method; the shelf is made using the edging and stamping techniques familiar from the metal industry. In addition to the industrial appearance, the shelf's gist lies in the hooks hidden in its lower part – it is actually both a shelf and a rack.
“The idea was to make a multipurpose, wall-mounted shelf that is durable both in terms of physical use and visual appearance,” Bergsaker has said. “The shelf works in all kinds of settings: as a wall-mounted nightstand, coat rack in the hallway, display shelf in the living room, for towels in the bathroom, for utensils in the kitchen, and even for tools in the workshop.”
Origami-inspired Slit Wood
Slit Wood is the latest addition to the popular Slit table collection, and it is made of wood, as the name implies. Like the previous metal tables in the series, the meticulous shapes of the wooden Slit tables are inspired by Japanese origami art: their base structure is like paper folded into a geometric shape. But did you know that the form is actually what the name Slit refers to? If you look closely, there is indeed a slit in the middle of the folded leg structure. The new Slit Wood table is available in different sizes and material options, which can also be combined with each other or with metal tables.
The new arrivals will be available at Finnish Design Shop later in spring 2022.
Text: Emmi Ratilainen Images: HAY