Nordic Traces: Designing For Life 

Mette and Rolf Hay are sharing snapshots from their lives and of Hay’s design inspirations, to mark the launch of Oak volume 8.

Design entrepreneurs Mette and Rolf Hay turned their passion into a global phenomenon with their eponymous brand Hay – an innovative design retail space that connects the dots between pencils, sofas and everything in between. While countless collaborations with top international designers have served them well, what makes Hay stand apart is the couple’s instinct for bringing good design into the reach of a new and untapped audience

To celebrate the launch of Volume 8: Breaking New Ground, Oak invited Mette and Rolf to create a visual diary of their lives and their recent inspirations. From the inspiration behind the new Kitchen Market, to meetings with design luminaries including Erwan Bouroullec, George Sowden and Friso Kramer – the images that the Hays shared with Oak offer an insight into the partnerships they have nurtured in order make Hay the innovative force in design it is today.

Read Oak’s exclusive feature on Mette and Rolf Hay in volume 8. Visit Oak’s Instagram @oakthenordicjournal to see more, and follow HAY @haydesign, Mette Hay @mettehay, and Rolf Hay @rolfhay

This is part of a project with The Nordics – an initiative exploring the global resonance of the Nordic region. In recent weeks Oak has hosted visual dialogues between leading Nordic creatives featured in Oak volume 8, and brought together key thinkers for inspiring panel discussions that will continue to live on as podcasts and short films. 

Continue reading in Oak volume Eight