Both once-trained in cabinetry, Nordic designers Jakob Thau and Sami Kallio share a deep affinity for wood and hand craftsmanship as reflected in the solid oak version of their Betty stacking chair. Aptly named for Copenhagen’s Betty Nansen Theatre, a wood pavilion originally built in 1857, their seating shares the same sense of timeless utility—an “old soul” as they put it. With its clean lines, Betty TK2 is an elegant update, available in select lacquered colors or natural oak woodgrain finish.
- 30.3" h x 20.1" w x 18.9" d (77x51x48cm)
- Seat height: 18.5" (47cm)
Lacquered solid wood, formpressed veneer
- Felt gliders installed as standard
Design is never static. When Copenhagen-based &Tradition was established in 2010, founder Martin Kornbek Hansen's mission was to produce work that was defined by a unique vision, whether it came from Danish legends of the past or young innovators of the future. The roster extends from timeless luminaries such as Verner Panton and Arne Jacobsen to current leading lights Samuel Wilkinson and Norm.Architects to exciting new names Mia Hamborg and Victor Vetterlein. As the company's Kornbek Hansen puts it: "We see a kinship between the old masters, who were avant-garde in their time, and new designers creating the ground-breaking icons of today."
With its library of furniture and lighting extending from the 1930s to the present day, the firm is uniquely positioned to carry on the Nordic tradition of unstinting craftsmanship and adroit use of materials. Nonetheless, &Tradition sees its future in global terms, handpicking design talent and production facilities internationally in an effort to continually produce relevant product and engage a new generation of conscious consumers.