Leon Ransmeier is an American industrial designer who founded the design practise Ransmeier Inc., in New York in 2010. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, his work has been included in the permanent collection of the San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and the Corning Museum of Glass. Very much a hands-on designer, Ransmeier develops full size prototypes of all of his works and is a believer in the idea that “use follows form”.
HAY was founded in 2002. This marked the beginnings of the international ambition that HAY has pursued over the past decade: creating durable quality furniture at affordable prices to allow as many people as possible to enjoy excellent design. HAY looks back with pride at the age of Danish Modern, where quality, craftsmanship and humanistic design put Denmark on the global map, and they look with excitement to the future as they explore the current possibilities inherent in new technologies, new materials and new ways of living with furniture. At the heart of everything that HAY does is the notion that contemporary design should spring from a good idea, innovative technology and quality materials in combination with joyful, straightforward and uncomplicated aesthetics.