Hee Welling was born in 1974 in Copenhagen. As a child he spent countless hours in his fathers furniture workshop, built models, discovered technical possibilities and for all different potentials of different materials. Following the completion of his studies at first the University of Art and Design in Helsinki and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in his native Copenhagen Hee Welling gained initial experience as a designer in Vietnam and Scandinavia before establishing Hee Welling Design Studios in 2003. Since then he has cooperated with renowned manufacturers, most notably with the young Danish company Hay, for whom Welling designed the About A Chair series in addition to the Hee chair. With this design, the young designer has, according to Rolf Hay owner of the furniture company, updated the modern Danish design history.