Mette’s vision of colour in this collection pays homage to Ray Eames’s artistic eye and Girard’s world of boundary-pushing colours. The collection includes seven spirited colourways meant for endless interplay and combination, including colours such as Toffee, Iron Red and Powder Yellow. Complementing the main colour palette is a special edition of the Eames Sofa Compact upholstered in a circa-1955 colorway of Girard’s Jacob’s Coat textile, which Maharam has faithfully reissued for the collaboration at Mette’s request.
The collection’s innovative material palette was expanded elsewhere in the collection, including with the Eames Hang-It-All, which sports cast-glass balls in place of the original painted wood, representing a new play on colour, tactility and utility. The Eames Wire Base Low Table and Universal Base Round Table, now with cast-glass tops, bring artistic craft and dimension to any space. As part of MillerKnoll’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact, the Moulded Plastic Shell Chairs, both with and without arms, contain 100% post-industrial recycled plastic available in the HAY-designed six-colour palette; and the Eames Wire Chairs are powder-coated for outdoor use with optional cushions upholstered in tone-on-tone outdoor fabric. Hay’s reimagining of the iconic Eames Moulded Plywood Chair, now in an emerald green colourway ubiquitous to HAY’s additional best-selling collections, is a personal favourite product of Mette and Rolf’s; in fact, one of the original Eames prototypes currently resides in the Hays’ own living room in Denmark.
The collection is available in North America, South America, Asia, Australia, and Africa starting 21 September 2022.
Exclusive Collection retail partners include MoMA Design Store in the U.S. and Inform Interiors in Canada starting 21 September 2022; the Collection will also be available via additional select retailers starting 21 October 2022.
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