Part of the &Tradition In Between collection, inspired by the beauty of traditional wood-working techniques, the counter chair boasts the same embracing seat shell as the dining chairs. Providing a secure, supportive seating experience, perfect for sitting for long periods when dining and socialising, the chair is the ideal accompaniment to a high countertop or breakfast bar area in a kitchen space. Available in two oak finishes, the counter chair's distinctive, curvaceous frame is both practical in purpose and timeless in style.
Sami Kallio (b. 1975) was born in Helsinki, Finland, and moved to Gothenburg, Sweden, at the age of two. He completed the Swedish high school joiner programme and studied fine art for two years, before embarking on a BA and MA in design at the School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg. An exchange year at the Helsinki School of Arts, Design and Architecture in 2004 helped maintain the contact with his Finnish roots. In Kallio’s own words, his work combines the melancholy of the Finnish design heritage with the humour of the Swedish tradition.
In 2009, Kallio co-founded the Gothenburg-based furniture manufacturer Brikolör. The company aims to produce furniture with a guaranteed technical durability of 300 years. In 2011, he established Sami Kallio Studio, and launched his first collection, The Finnish Blood in Me.