Danish lifestyle brand Hay has teamed up with furniture manufacturer Dietiker to update four of Swiss designer Bruno Rey’s classic pieces: a chair, dining table, coffee table, and stool. Designed by Rey in 1971, the collection takes his exemplary pieces and gives them a light refresh for a modern audience. With new designs and colors, both longtime fans of Rey and design newbies can now own a little piece of history.
Bruno Rey rose to stardom in the 1970s, designing everything from plant containers to bar stools. An appreciation for high-quality wood inspired his eponymous chair, which emphasized simplicity as well as innovation. A unique connector made up of flexible steel springs keeps it all together, without the use of screws. Throughout his process, Rey had a desire to create a chair that resisted the formality of Swiss furnishings at the time. Opting to go for a more a playful form that still embraced utility, he designed the chair to be stackable, and in children’s sizes, too. Fifty years later, and the Rey chair (originally named the 3300 chair) is considered an icon of Swiss design.
The new pieces still use the screwless process, but now come in a variety of hues selected by Hay, from a minty seafoam to a cherry red. (Don’t worry, minimalists: the original Golden color will also be available.)
To flesh out the collection, Hay and Dietiker dug through the archives and created complementary dining tables, coffee tables, and stools.
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