The In Between barstool is an evolution of the eponymous chair and is available in 2 dimensions. It completes a collection that also includes a series of round and rectangular tables. To admirers of mid-century Danish design, In Between’s lightness and semicircular top rail may echo the work of Hans Wegner (1914-2007), a designer whose work Kallio cites as a subconscious inspiration. In contrast to Wegner’s 1949 Wishbone Chair (also known as the Y Chair), In Between has a more daring pitch, and a more graphic, modular character. In form and technique alike, In Between gives a respectful nod to the past, but ultimately looks forward.
Materials solid wood and formpressed veneer
2 heights Seat height 65cm, H92 x W58 x D54cm – Seat height 75cm, H102 x W58 x D54cm
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.
The In Between chair and table offer a wink to the past in a timeless design with a focus forward. The interplay between positive and negative space is central to the concept, where forms are created by the shape as well as gaps in between. "This series fuses tradition with revolution, one of the founding principles at &Tradition," notes Martin Kornbek Hansen. "The crafting techniques and use of wood are steeped in our Nordic heritage. An important aspect of our designs which we are keen to keep alive."