The Embrace armchair was born both from a dream about a chair and a practical need at the Mizetto furniture factory. The chair, designed by Sami Kallio, marks the first seating in our product line and has a shape that seemingly embraces its user with its armrests. This graceful feature makes the chair both stackable and hangs steadily on a tabletop.
Embrace’s unique oval legs gives the armchair character that separates it from similar chair types, a design detail also found in the table in the same series.
Sami Kallio was born in Finland and raised in Sweden, where he honed his skills in traditional woodworking craftsmanship, such as compression moulding and woodturning.
An award-winning designer with a studio based in in Gothenburg, Kallio designs furniture and interiors translating classical shapes into contemporary expressions with an industrial aesthetic which resonate with a modern-minded audience.
Man and machine both play a role in many of Kallio’s creations. Merging modern methods of industrial manufacturing with handcrafted techniques. The result is a refreshing balance between the past and the present.