“I’m fascinated by a product’s form and presence in the room. How are the gaps in the design perceived? It’s all about balance, distance and proportion,” says Sami Kallio of his new chair In Between for &tradition. The name perfectly explains the premise
of the chair. The crescent-shaped back- and armrest attaches to the seat through three wood veneer panels, and it is the gently curved cut-outs to these panels that create an interesting correlation between the chair and its surroundings – revealing the
spaces in between.
Made in ash and oak, In Between is an exercise in wood craftsmanship and uses two traditional techniques to achieve its form: compression moulding and woodturning. As well as involving modern industrial manufacturing processes,
there are also certain interventions made by the human hand – a nod to Kallio’s background and education as a joiner and his interest in traditional woodcraft.
“What’s exciting about In Between is the successful clash between the industrial proce
ss and the traditional techniques that reference hand-crafted wooden furniture,” says Martin Kornbek Hansen, brand director of &tradition. In Between’s combination of modern industry and traditional craft is in perfect accordance with &tradition’s champio
ning of tradition tied to innovation.