Danish Design Model HAY Opens Its First Melbourne Retailer!

Design lovers rejoice—Melbourne’s first HAY retailer is formally open!

Based in Denmark in 2002, HAY creates up to date furnishings with an eye fixed for contemporary residing and complicated industrial manufacturing. 

With a dedication to the design and manufacturing of furnishings, lighting, and equipment with worldwide enchantment, the Danish model makes good design accessible to the most important attainable viewers. Items are produced in collaboration with acclaimed designers together with up to date reissues of iconic classic objects.

The opening of the Melbourne retailer is HAY’s second retail location in Australia (becoming a member of the Crown Avenue, Sydney retailer) and coincides with the model’s twentieth anniversary. 

The shop is managed and operated by Cult Design, who’re proud to deliver the total retail HAY expertise to native design lovers. 

For Richard Munao, founder and managing director of Cult, the choice to open HAY in Fitzroy was a no brainer. ‘I’m extraordinarily completely satisfied that we now have discovered the fitting house on Johnston Avenue, Fitzroy,’ he says. ‘I occurred to be driving previous to go to a gathering and noticed the house was for lease and referred to as the agent right away. It was the quickest signing of a lease ever.’

Very like the flagship retailer in Copenhagen, HAY Melbourne delights guests with an open-plan house laid out as an condominium, providing a big selection of furnishings and equipment together with sofas, lighting, textiles, and glassware. 

HAY labored with native creatives to make the fit-out distinct to Melbourne, particularly its Fitzroy location. Native artist Jasmine Mansbridge painted the colourful exterior mural, and the stand-out retail counter constituted of recycled milk bottle caps was designed by main industrial designer Adam Goodrum in collaboration with plastic recycling firm Defy Design.

‘We needed to localise the shop and mirror Melbourne’s avenue tradition within the design,’ explains Richard of the colourful mural.

Objects in retailer embrace new releases such because the Rey chair (based mostly on the unique Rey Assortment designed by Swiss designer Bruno Rey in 1971) Pao Moveable Lamp by Naoto Fukasawa, as the perfect promoting Color Crates, glassware, and Palissade furnishings vary.

Along with the launch of the Melbourne retailer, HAY has simply launched its first guide with Phaidon exploring the model’s origins and astronomical development. 

HAY Melbourne
176 Johnston Avenue, Fitzroy, VIC
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday-Sunday 10am to 5pm