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Betty Chair, Stool & Bench
Thau & Kallio, 2019Β Β 

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&Tradition, Danish Design Furniture & Lighting

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.

Material solid oak, seat in oak veneer, linen webbing or upholstery

Chair W51 x D48 x H78 cm – Seat height 48 cm

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

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

Betty Chair TK2
wooden seat

Betty TK2 – Oak

Betty TK2 – Black

Betty TK2 – Maroon

Betty Chair TK1
linen webbing

Betty TK1 – Oak / Natural linen

Betty TK1 – Black / Natural linen

Betty TK1 – Maroon / Natural linen

Betty TK1 – Black / Black linen

Betty Chair TK3
upholstered seat

Betty TK3

β–Έ Fabrics & leathers


Betty Bench
TK4 – TK5

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

Bench TK4 – Oak / Natural linen

Bench TK4 – Maroon / Natural linen

Bench TK4 – Black / Natural linen

Bench TK4 – Black / Black linen

Bench TK5 – oak / Natural linen

Bench TK5 – Maroon / Natural linen

Bench TK5 – Black / Natural linen

Bench TK5 – Black / Black linen

Betty Bar & Counter Stool
TK7 – TK8

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

Betty TK7 – Oak / Natural linen

Betty TK8 – Oak / Natural linen

Betty TK7 – Maroon / Natural linen

Betty TK8 – Maroon / Natural linen

Betty TK7 – Black / Natural linen

Betty TK8 – Black / Natural linen

Betty TK7 – Black / Black linen

Betty TK8 – Black / Black linen

Footrest protector

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.