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BETTY
Chair – Bench – Bar Stool

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. 

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
405 € 

Betty TK2
black
405 € 

Betty TK2
maroon
405 € 

Betty Chair TK1
linen webbing

Betty TK1
oak / natural linen
499 € 

Betty TK1
black / natural linen
499 € 

Betty TK1
maroon / natural linen
499 € 

Chaise Betty TK1
black / black linen
499 € 

Betty Chair TK3
upholstered seat

Betty TK3
from 535 € 

> leathers & fabrics

Examples:

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
739 € 

Bench TK4
maroon / natural linen

739 € 

Bench TK4
noir / natural linen
739 € 

Bench TK4
black / black linen
739 € 

Bench TK5
oak / natural linen
879 € 

Bench TK5
maroon / natural linen

879 € 

Bench TK5
noir / natural linen

879 € 

Bench TK5
black / black linen
879 € 

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
515 € 

Betty TK8
oak / natural linen
515 € 

Betty TK7
maroon / natural linen
515 € 

Betty TK8
maroon / natural linen
515 € 

Betty TK7
black / natural linen
515 € 

Betty TK8
black / natural linen
515 € 

Betty TK7
black / black linen
515 € 

Betty TK8
black / black linen
515 € 

Footrest protector
39 € 

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.