In a desire to design a table that blends into a space without taking up much space, Sami Kallio created the In Between Table. A partner to his In Between Chair, the legs of the table echo the same angle as the front legs of the chair. At the same time, the table’s slim silhouette and absence of ornamentation make it an ideal match for any chair – in any setting.
The In Between Table is a mix of traditional wood craftsmanship, involving compression moulding and woodturning, together with innovative veneer techniques. As such, it is an homage to Kallio’s Nordic heritage and training in woodmaking, as well as his modern, Scandinavian sense of simplicity.
As part of his “Between Gaps” series, Kallio set out to explore the correlation between an object and its surrounds. Exploring the interplay between positive and negative space. “My concept started from the outside inwards,” explains Kallio. “The table has no negative spaces, but it can be paired with any chair, in any timeframe in any space.”
“Kallio’s In Between Table is a stunning example of impeccable hand craftsmanship with natural materials, which we are proud to reflect in our stable of products,” says &tradition Brand Manager Martin Kornbek Hansen. “Kallio’s blending of both classic and contemporary techniques is something we truly value at &tradition. Along with his uncanny ability to design an object so simple, it exudes beauty.”
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.
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 techni- ques and use of wood are steeped in our Nordic heritage. An important aspect of our designs which we are keen to keep alive.”