Paying homage to the defining relationship between natural materials and expert craft techniques, the Northern Pal Bench creates a distinct, warming appearance that can effortlessly integrate into a wide range of interior spaces. Available in three wood finishes, each paired with an elegant woven cane seat, this combination of contrasting materials forms a sophisticated design of timeless simplicity. Perfect for placing in a hallway, or at the end of a bed in a bedroom, the bench creates a stylish seating area, and when not in use, creates a practical surface for you to rest everyday items. Also available, the Northern Pal Stool.
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.