Finnish designer Sami Kallio has created the chair In Amongst for danish brand &tradition.
This chair echoes the style of Hans Wegner (1914-2007) a Danish designer whose function Kallio cites as an inspiration. In between offers a respectful nod to the past, but eventually looks forward.
Created in ash and oak, In Amongst is an workout in wood craftsmanship and makes use of two classic methods to obtain its form: compression moulding and woodturning. As nicely as involving modern day industrial manufacturing processes, there are also specific interventions produced by the human hand – a nod to Kallio’s background and education as a joiner and his interest in traditional woodcraft.
“What’s thrilling about In Amongst is the productive clash amongst the industrial process and the traditional tactics that reference hand-crafted wooden furnishings,” says Martin Kornbek Hansen, brand director of &tradition. In Between’s mixture of modern market and conventional craft is in perfect accordance with &tradition’s championing of tradition tied to innovation” explains Sami.