Inspired by an exploration of positive and negative space, Sami Kallio’s In Between Centre Base Table for &Tradition converges traditional wood craftsmanship techniques with innovative compression moulding and bespoke veneer techniques. The table’s black powder-coated cylindrical base holds a circular top, available in wood veneer, linoleum or Fenix. The result is a versatile and modern table that provides more space for people to gather around it.
Sami Kallio was born in Finland and raised in Sweden, where he honed his skills in traditional woodworking craftsmanship, such as compression moulding and woodturning. An award-winning designer with a studio based in 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.