Merging man and machine by combining classic wood craftsmanship with compression moulding, Kallio imbues the In Between Bar Stool with someNordic soul. Seen in a simple, timeless design that’s kissing cousins to his In Between Chair and In Between Table, both made in conjunction with &tradition. “We love the mix of classic woodworking techniques and modern machinery,” notes &tradition Brand Manager Martin Kornbek Hansen. “Intrinsic to our own concept is merging the past with the present. So this design, with its simplicity and beauty, is truly emblematic of our own angle on design.” For Kallio, “The bar stool uses woodturning and special veneer techniques in a way that makes the structure sturdy yet surprisingly light. So it blends into a space without taking up too much space. I wanted the bar stool to fit comfortably into any setting – just like the person sitting in it.
Sami Kallio was born in Finland and raised in Sweden, where he honed his skills in traditional woodworking craftsmanship, such as compression moulding and woodturning. An award-winning designer with a studio based in in Gothenburg, Kallio designs furniture and interiors translating classical shapes into contemporary expressions with an industrial aesthetic which resonate with a modern-minded audience.
Man and machine both play a role in many of Kallio’s creations. Merging modern methods of industrial manufacturing with handcrafted techniques. The result is a refreshing balance between the past and the present.