HAY Modernizes Herman Miller’s Mid-Century Eames Assortment

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2022-09-22 14:00:01

If Ray and Charles Eames had been alive at the moment, Danish design model HAY’s co-founders Mette and Rolf Hay would undoubtedly make each effort to work with their historic design antecedents. The parallels between the married {couples} appear quite a few. Every would notice an eponymous imprint onto the design world by their efforts to vary the realm of the home inside with their eye for colour, texture, and type, however all the time conscious of accessibility. And never insignificantly, a level of enjoyable accents each the Eames and HAY catalogs with optimism as interpreted by means of the language of design.

Which all makes Herman Miller’s determination to ask Mette and Rolf Hay to reinterpret eight beloved Eames mid-century classics a satisfying connection spanning generations (and likewise occurs to coincide with HAY’s personal twentieth anniversary), bridging the enduring varieties the Eames conceived many a long time in the past with the Hay’s alternative in hues and textures consultant of the fashionable interiors of at the moment.

The Herman Miller x HAY Assortment varicolored designs embrace the enduring Eames Grasp-It-All rack, up to date with cast-glass balls rather than the unique painted wooden.

trio of Eames Wire Base Low Table, Herman Miller x HAY on brick stairs

Eames Wire Base Low Desk, Herman Miller x HAY Picture: Alpha Smoot for Herman Miller

The Eames Eating Desk and Eames Wire Base Low Desk are actually outdoor-friendly choices, due to new cast-glass tops.

Equally the ethereal Eames Wire Chairs can now be parked exterior due to a brand new powder-coated end (with an optionally available cushion upholstered in tone-on-tone out of doors material to raise the look and luxury).

down shot of Eames chairs in circle facing out

A seven colour palette is now accessible to select from for the 100% post-industrial recycled plastic Eames Molded Plastic Aspect Chair and Eames Molded Plastic Armchair, whether or not chosen with or with out arms.

Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair in green

Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair, Herman Miller x HAY Picture: Alpha Smoot for Herman Miller

The long-lasting Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair has been given an emerald twist, and is cited as a private favourite of the Hays. A lot so, one of many prototypes of the newly refreshed chairs presently resides in couple’s front room in Denmark.

Rolf and Mette Hay in the living room of the home Charles and Ray Eames

Rolf and Mette Hay in the lounge of the house Charles and Ray Eames designed for themselves in 1949 within the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles. Picture by Jake Stangel for Herman Miller, courtesy of the Eames Basis

Respectful of the Eames legacy, Mette and Rolf Hay first started the challenge by consulting with the Herman Miller archives to hunt historic references, permitting the pair to modernize the colours with out recreating it straight. No stone would go unturned, and so they’d even make the pilgrimage to the coastal hillside house Charles and Ray Eames designed for themselves in 1949 within the Pacific Palisades to achieve additional appreciation of the California panorama and life-style that influenced Ray and Charles Eames in each considered one of their endeavors.

Eames molded fiberglass chair sample chart seen in 1964 Herman Miller catalog

Eames molded fiberglass chair pattern chart seen in 1964 Herman Miller catalog Credit score: Herman Miller Archives

Collage for An Exhibition for Modern Living by Ray Eames, 1949

Collage for An Exhibition for Trendy Residing by Ray Eames, 1949 Credit score: Eames Workplace

Being very conversant in the present colour vary, my intention was to deal with wanting forward, as an alternative of wanting too far again.

– Mette Hay

Her analysis was additional knowledgeable after delving into Eames ephemera cataloged by MillerKnoll archivist Amy Auscherman, whereas additionally searching for one-off furnishings prototypes listed on public sale websites and in museum catalogs, and even looking down out-of-production textiles by Alexander Girard archived on the New York studio of textile model, Maharam (a part of the Herman Miller household of manufacturers).

half view of the Eames Sofa Compact, Herman Miller x HAY edition

At Mette’s behest, Maharam has reissued the previously-discontinued colorway of Jacob’s Coat for a particular model of the Eames Couch Compact, Herman Miller x HAY, a multi-colored upholstery redolent of Fruit Stripe gum. Picture: Alpha Smoot for Herman Miller

Rolf Hay as soon as proclaimed: “HAY’s intention is to create nice, inexpensive merchandise with one of the best designers on the earth.” A lofty sentiment echoing Charles Eames personal phrases a long time prior: “We need to make one of the best for essentially the most for the least.”

To witness these shared values materialized within the type of the Herman Miller x HAY Assortment at the moment is colourful proof good design by no means goes out of fashion.

For extra data or to buy any of the eight items within the Herman Miller x HAY assortment, go to hermanmiller.com.

Gregory Han is Tech Editor of Design Milk. A Los Angeles native with a profound love and curiosity for design, climbing, tide swimming pools, and highway journeys, a choice of his adventures and musings could be discovered at gregoryhan.com.



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