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Herman Miller Acquires Interest in Danish Company HAY

Straightforward. Functional. Aesthetic.

October 8, 2018
calm office space white desk and yellow chairs

These three words are the backbone and vision of HAY, a furniture design company recently acquired by Herman Miller.

HAY was founded in 2002 in Copenhagen, Denmark by Troels Holch Povlsen and Rolf and Mette Hay. Their vision mixes mid-century modern with contemporary design to create beautiful pieces of furniture and accessories. HAY is setting the new standard on what modern Danish design means for the 21st century.

Herman Miller acquired a 33 percent interest in HAY which includes the exclusive rights to HAY in North America. With this, Herman Miller extends its global reach and offers more products applicable to today’s flexible workplace. HAY’s products will be available this coming year through Herman Miller’s Design Within Reach channels which includes Certified Herman Miller Dealers like Office Environments. Soon, an on-line store will launch along with four retail locations in North America offering HAY products.

The addition of the HAY brand will help HMI continue to expand their market to a more urban and younger crowd. HAY is the perfect addition to the Herman Miller family as office spaces become more residential-like and less of a typical 9-5 office environment.

HAY’s pieces have a homey feel with a modern vibe and the brand is already well established in the global market as a distinct leader in creating design-forward products for the modern workplace. This acquisition marks the beginning of many great things to come for Herman Miller and our customers.

room with different types of office chairs