With their Scandinavian, warm but minimalistic collections is Hay one of my favorite interior brands. I always looked for Hay products in different stores and online, but since the end of last year they finally opened a Hay Rotterdam! It is located on a corner of the Meent, a shopping street in the nice part of the city center.
If you are used to Ikea, Hay is not cheap. But making good design available for the public being their main philosophy, Hay is very affordable compared to other designer brands. Multiple known and upcoming designers from all over the world design their products, making their collections a funny mix between minimal grey sofas and golden coffee tables. All made with highly sustainable materials.
Did you know that a big part of the collection is designed by the Dutch designer duo Scholten and Baijings? You should see their rugs for Hay they’re amazing.
My visit to Hay Rotterdam did not disappoint. The entrance has a stunning dark green marbled stairs and the wooden floors and impeccable lightning give the store a luxurious and warm appearance.
In a long hall are ceiling high cupboards filled with home and office accessories that make you extremely greedy. At the back is a cozy living room setting with an extensive pillow collection and in the front they build some kind of tribune to display a cheerful collection of chairs.
Are you planning to renew your interior or are you moving into a new home? Than you should definitely visit this store, if only to be inspired or stock up on accessories. No plans for your home? Than you should definitely not visit this store, because there is a good change you want to throw out your interior anyway afterwards.
You can find the Rotterdam Hay store on Haagse Veer 99
photo credits: all made with my iphone