I have just returned from a trip to the home country of Hay. I was quite in love with the brand before I went but I can confirm I am now well and truly seduced to the point of no return.
Hay opened its doors in Denmark in 2002 and using a plethora of international designers, provides us with the simplest, most useful, effortlessly beautiful everyday items. Every piece, from furniture to stationary is synonymous with the Danish design ethic and colour palette, a combination of which gives a very soothing and peaceful living space. Sticking to soft neutrals, watery pastels, natural materials and the odd pop of neon it really is difficult to argue with. So I didn’t. I came back with everything I could fit in my hand luggage!
‘Lup’ candle stick holder in cooper, the metallic of the moment, a present for a friend’s 30th.
‘Gym Hook’ a stylish and useful present for my kitchen.
‘Plisse’ archive folder, a fashionable present for my desk.
If you get the chance check out http://www.hay.dk for a list of local stockists.