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Inspired by the Scandinavian heritage of design and furniture craftmanship, In Between is a result of Sami Kallio’s solid grounding in traditional woodworking techniques and his eye for ingenious detail. It started with a single chair which later resulted in a series of furniture including both tables and bar stools. The interplay between positive and negative space is central to In Between. Its back and side panels provide a concrete shape and support, but forms are created equally by
the gaps in between them. Sitting within the larger In Between series, the tables carefully echoes many aspects of the In Between chair, from its gentle curvature to the outward splay of its legs.
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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."