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.
Featuring the same compact body as other designs in the series, this swivel version of the About A Lounge Chair has a light metal frame. Available in high- and low-back versions, the high-backed version of About A Lounge Chair has a more formal expression, while the low-backed shell has a lighter feel, which is emphasised by the low swivel base. Both versions feature the same 4-leg star swivel base. The large choice of upholstery options and base finishes make it suitable for a wide range of public and private contexts.