I own a lot of chairs. A lot. That doesn't seem like a problem until you realise that my boyfriend and I live in a very small 40m2 apartment -- in a secluded courtyard in the middle of the historic heart of Utrecht. This is a city near the more 'infamous' Amsterdam ;) With that size in mind eight chairs is a lot. Six of those are midcentury design classics: five Eames chairs and one Bertoia chair. I also own two modern chairs; a yellow chair from the Dutch brand Zuiver and the HAY About a Chair AAC22.
My boyfriend made my day last week when, out of nowhere, he suggested that there was room for one more chair! I did have to promise him that this one would be the last :) I love HAY and decided that I wanted more contemporary Nordic design in my house to even out all the midcentury. Those two design styles combine so beautifully. I opted for a small and simple chair as I'd like to keep the open feel in my home. We might live in a small place but our ceilings are 6 meters high, giving our apartment the illusion of spaciousness :)
So here it is, the HAY Copenhague chair. It was designed by famous designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec -- who also did a lot of work for Vitra. The chair was designed especially for the University of Copenhagen (hence the name). Can't wait until it arrives :)