Sami Kallio

Born in Finland, but based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Sami is a furniture designer and an interior architect. Sami’s work is deeply rooted in the Scandinavian tradition and his designs have a strong craft signature. Sami’s designs are characterised by clean lines, pure forms and unblemished surfaces, and typically combine the natural with the manmade. Sami has an instinctive feeling for handling a wide range of natural materials, but his talent for working with wood sets him apart from other craftsmen. The stackable seat he designed for Northern demonstrates a mastery over materials, carpentry techniques, function and form. There is an element of emotional intelligence in Sami’s work that imbues his designs with feeling. Sami’s furniture resonates with the contentment and reassurance that only natural materials can convey.