Sami Kallio designer of In Between Chair
Sami Kallio (b. 1975) was born in Helsinki, Finland, and relocated to Gothenburg, Sweden, at the age of two. He finished the Swedish senior high school joiner program and examined fine art for two years, prior to embarking on a BA and MA in design at the Institution of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg. An exchange year at the Helsinki College of Arts, Design and Architecture in 2004 aided preserve the contact with his Finnish root systems. In Kallio's very own words, his work integrates the melancholy of the Finnish design heritage with the humor of the Swedish practice. In 2009, Kallio co-founded the Gothenburg-based furnishings manufacturer Brikolör. The business aims to create furniture with an ensured technological toughness of 300 years. In 2011, he set up Sami Kallio Center, and released his very first collection, The Finnish Blood in Me.In Between chairThe In Between chair by Sami Kallio is determined by the gaps in the crescent-shaped back and arm remainder. The form of the wood veneer panels additionally offer the chair its name: In In between.Y5 ChairY5 is a minimalist design developed by Sweden-based designer Sami Kallio Center. The design of this wooden chair appears like tack stitching, with five Ys intersecting to form the seat back. The chair can be found in different shades and configurations, consisting of a wireframe model that is stackable.