2016 Design S
- The national designaward in Sweden from Svensk Form
The motivation of the jury:
In his work, designer Sami Kallio combines traditional carpentry methods with innovative techniques. Wood is his primary material and shows his dedication to environmentally sustainable design. His chair Y5 has origins in the history of Swedish design, but Kallio flips the backrest in Hans Wegner's well-known Y-chair and multiplies it into an intricately woven pattern with structural strength and honourable design.
2018 German Design Award
- The international German designaward from German Design Council
The Y5 chair by Sami Kallio has a nordic, solid and contemporary design with a clear and strong expression. The name Y5 comes from the five inverted Ys in the back of the chair. The designer Sami Kallio tried all along in his workshop to create a comfortable solid wood chair with a unique design language. “I often build my design on a traditional and functional foundation, but still try to add a little extra to keep it fresh”.