Jakob Thau and Sami Kallio are fascinated by materials and methods. They share a deep affinity for wood and hand craftsmanship, with a firm focus on the components that make up any given design.
One of the upshots of their design collaboration is Betty, a new chair imbued with an old soul. Named after Copenhagen's Betty Nansen Theatre, originally built in 1857 and housed in a wooden pavilion, the chair thinks beyond the walls of the theatre and is the result of the duo's fascination with the needs of any space to have comfortable seating, regardless of its purpose. Here, they looked to a design component most overlook: the supportive webbing underneath the seat. With Betty, the webbing is the seat. Crafted from natural linen fibers, the straps are woven by hand to perfectly fit the seat frame, crafted from a single piece of wood. The frame is available in a choice of contemporary and classic colors: black, maroon & twilight. And the result is an elegant, stackable chair that is sturdy in design yet soft the instant you sit in it.
x 18.9" D
x 30.3" H
Seat: 18.1" H
x 16.5" D