Chair with generous gaps
The In Between SK1 chair by &Tradition plays with the existing and non-existing rooms which are occupied and filled with it. The game between positive and negative space is the central theme of the chair’s design.
In addition to the overall design of the chair, the two strikingly large openings in the sides and back of the chair create shapes and spaces, and give the chair a complex design that plays with the perception of the observer.
Plays with the senses
The In Between SK1 chair, made of solid wood, is perfectly stable and strong yet seems weightless and delicate thanks to the generous openings and the fine wood grain. The designer Sami Kallio used two classical techniques of woodworking to achieve this. The compression press presses the wood into the correct shape and makes it thinner, lighter, and at the same time more resistant. The woodturning is used to highlight the characteristics and the structure of the wood.
The traditional Scandinavian woodworking process and the innovative, detail-focused ideas of the designer Sami Kallio come together to create the In Between chair and transform the chair into a diffuse design object which plays with all of the senses.