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BETTY Chair, Bench & Bar Stool

design Thau & Kallio, 2019

The Betty Chair, Bench and Bar Stool collection takes its name from the Betty Nansen theater, built in 1857 in Copenhagen. It is the fruit of the collaboration between designers Jakob Thau & Sami Kallio, who received the mission from &Tradition of creating a robust and comfortable seating collection for the renovated theater.

The seats are available with wood, fabric, leather or linen webbing. 

Materials frame in solid oak – seats in wood veneer, upholstered with foam avec leather or fabric, or with linen webbing

Betty Chair

Dimensions L51 x P48 x H78 cm – Seat Height 48 cm

Ready-Made
Betty Chairs
from 325 € 

Customize your Betty Chair
with upholstered seat
from 425 € 

> explore fabrics and leathers

free samples
(against deposit)
95 €

Betty Bench

Bench TK4 105 x 36 x H46 cm – Bench TK5 157 x 36 x H46 cm 

Betty Bench
from 670 € 

Betty Bar Stool

Bar Stool TK7 H66 x 39 x 39 cm – Bar Stool TK8 H76 x 40 x 40 cm 

Betty Bar Stool
from 435 € 

Thau & Kallio

Jakob Thau and Sami Kallio are fascinated by materials and methods. They share a deep affinity for wood and hand craftsmanship, with a firm focus on the components that make up any given design. Together they are revitalising the Nordic narrative by applying classic techniques in new expressions.

Sami Kallio hails from Finland and grew up in Sweden where he was awarded a master’s degree in design from the Gothenburg School of Design and Crafts. Trained as a cabinetmaker, he fuses his in-depth understanding of wood and highly adept skills as an artisan with modern methods of manufacturing. In doing so, classic concepts from the past are reworked to a contemporary context.

Jakob Thau was born in Sweden and raised in Denmark. Also trained as a cabinetmaker, he received his master’s degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design. Concentrating on the timeless, Thau draws on a treasure trove of traditional techniques, principally woodworking, exploring known and new materials in his quest to create easy-to-execute designs that everyone can relate to, live with and love.

One of the upshots of their design collaboration is Betty, a new chair imbued with an old soul. Named after Copenhagen’s Betty Nansen Theatre, originally built in 1857 and housed in a wooden pavilion, the chair thinks beyond the walls of the theatre and is the result of the duo’s fascination with the needs of any space to have comfortable seating, regardless of its purpose.