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Verona - Plaza Interiors Honour Award 2021

- Winner of the Swedish Plaza Interior´s Honor award 2021 in Sustainability category Diningarea.


Editor-in-chief at Plaza Interior and chairman of the jury Jesper Tillberg @jespertillberg writes:

"This year's call has been 'Hold on', now it's here - the sustainability issue. This year designed based on PLAZA INTERIOR'S HONOR AWARD 2021. We pay attention to small and large solutions, creations, ideas, profiles, furniture, accessories, good deeds - all with home and design as a fund. COMMON TO EVERYONE IS SUSTAINABILITY. Everything freely interpreted. More poetic than technical. It's not about who releases the least or saves the most. No chemistry or logistics award, it's sustainability - freely interpreted. The names of the categories have an almost poetic tone - from Atmosphere and Botanist to Nuance and Silence. It is conscious. There is another prize for the Chair of the Year. We want to honor in a relaxed way, give a pat on the back, push and highlight good news created in Sweden. The response from the rewarded has been fantastic. International fixed stars are also in need of something positive. Together we can work for something good. For each other - and the environment. At best, the prize gives you as a reader inspiration - to create new ideas yourself or buy yourself something new for the home, produced in a good way. And that lasts, for a long time."



Y5 - 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”.


Y5 - 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.