“We wish to create durability both emotionally and in terms of quality, on the basis of realistic and simple ideas. We always take account of new industrial production processes right from the start, without ever losing sight of the creative idea”.
Thau & Kallio is a Scandinavian mix of Finnish, Danish, Swedish blood that specializes in developing high quality design furniture with industrial production in mind. The duo consists of Jakob Thau and Sami Kallio. They both have a background as educated and very experienced cabinet makers and both educated designers from respectively the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Design, Copenhagen and the Master of Fine Arts in Design, HDK Gothenburg School of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg
They have a design office with a furniture workshop in both Copenhagen and Gothenburg. Where the prototypes are created hands on and tested by the designers themselves behind the machines before moving on to cooperation with the right furniture manufacturer.
Thau & Kallio burns to create furniture that enhances professional, creative and production standards in the industry. The inspiration they often find in the flow of society and the people around them.
Driving power is the love of good craftsmanship and curiosity after challenging new and well-known materials. In this way they find the ideas to create both visionary, different – but also traditionally – furniture design.
The goal is to make long lasting quality products with that can withstand and patinate beautifully and be passed on for furture generations