HAY’s 13Eighty chair designed by Dutch designers Scholten & Baijings is aptly named after the number of tiny holes in the moulded polypropylene shell. These perforations create a characteristic aesthetic, where transparency and a play of light and shadows add to the chair’s expression, while the variations in the sizes of the holes bring a sense of movement to the visual appearance. They also have a functional use in draining rainwater off when the chairs are used outdoors. Available with or without armrests in a stackable design that features steel legs with a weather-resistant coating to make it suitable for outdoor use.
Founded by Stefan Scholten (b. 1972) and Carole Baijings (b. 1973) in 2000, Scholten & Baijings is a design studio situated in Amsterdam. Both of them are perfectionists, which sets their designs apart from others by the careful consideration of colours, texture, structure and graphic elements. They are recognised by their works for prestigious institutions and brands, and have won several international awards including the Dutch Design Award, the Wallpaper Design Award and the ELLE Decoration International Design Award.