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In Between Armchair

c. 2013/2014

by Sami Kallio
for &Tradition

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Shown here is the In Between Armchair SK1.

In Between Armchair

by Sami Kallio
for  &Tradition

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In Between Armchair, by Sami Kallio for &Tradition, plays with the rela­tion­ship between posi­tive and nega­tive space. The chair is light and thin, yet strong (due to the clas­si­cal tech­niques of compres­sion molding and wood­turn­ing). Its design is minimal. The back and side panels provide a concrete shape and support, while forms are created equally by the distance that separates them. 

The armchair is avail­able without uphol­stery in the form of SK1. The fabric or leather uphol­stered seat of In Between Armchair SK2 is the perfect addi­tion to the wooden chair: it embraces modern lifestyles and long, cozy dinners around the dining table, without compro­mis­ing the chair’s light and elegant expres­sion. For more from the series, see the In Between stool.


Sami Kallio


Sami Kallio was born in Finland and raised in Sweden, where he honed his skills in traditional woodworking craftsmanship, such as compression molding and woodturning. An award-winning designer with a studio based 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.

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