The Rely Outdoor is a new enlargement of the Rely collection designed by Hee Welling in 2020, characterized by its eco-friendly materials and ergonomic design. The case is made from 100% recycled plastic. Its UV protection ensures that it will not becomes white in the sun. Its design follows exactly that of the indoor version, with a small hole in the seat to evacuate rainwater.
To complete it, a table, available in round and square versions, has been designed in the same minimalist style. It has a compact laminate top and an epoxy-finish metal base.
Rely Outdoor Chair HW70 white
Rely Outdoor Chair HW70 black
Square Table ATD4 70 x 70 x H74 cm
Round Table ATD5 Ø65 x H74 cm
Hee Welling (born 1974) is an award-winning furniture designer. In addition to being exhibited at fairs and museums worldwide, his products can be found in a diverse array of interiors, from The Oslo Opera House to Australia’s parliament.
Raised in the Danish countryside, Welling’s lifelong appreciation for the outdoors can be seen in the honest minimalism of his pieces. Each of his creations is united by a distinctive visual identity as he focuses on clean lines and simple silhouettes. Welling works with a wide array of materials, with wood and metals used alongside non-natural elements like plastic.
While decidedly modern, Welling’s work sits within the broader context of the Scandinavian design tradition. As such, his pieces are underpinned by a belief in function as the cornerstone of furniture design. Looking to Old Masters like Arne Jacobsen and Hans J. Wegner, he seeks to continue their legacy with carefully crafted pieces that prioritize logic. No detail, Welling believes, should be superfluous. Instead, he works through an intuitive design process to ensure that each of his pieces is optimized to its highest purpose.
Welling attended The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts for his bachelor’s degree, with one semester studying at The University of Art and Design in Helsinki. He went on to gain a master’s in furniture design from the Academy. In 2003, he established his eponymous studio in Copenhagen.