Merging man and machine by combining classic wood craftsmanship with compression moulding, Kallio imbues the In Between Bar Stool with some Nordic soul.
Seen in a simple, timeless design that’s kissing cousins to his In Between Chair and In Between Table, both made in conjunction with &tradition.
“We love the mix of classic woodworking techniques and modern machinery,” notes &tradition Brand Manager Martin Kornbek Hansen. “Intrinsic to our own concept is merging the past with the present. So this design, with its simplicity and beauty, is truly emblematic of our own angle on design.”
For Kallio, “The bar stool uses woodturning and special veneer techniques in a way that makes the structure sturdy yet surprisingly light. So it blends into a space without taking up too much space. I wanted the bar stool to fit comfortably into any setting – just like the person sitting in it.
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.”