Each item made by Carl Hansen & Søn reflects more than 100 years of the history of furniture made with respect and passion for high-quality craftsmanship. Through the years, the brand has constantly concentrated on preserving the classics of Danish design, while steadily expanding its collection through the work of new outstanding designers. For Carl Hansen & Søn, the talented Danish designer while steadily expanding its collection through the work of new outstanding designers. For Carl Hansen & Søn, the talented Danish designer Rikke Frost has created a sofa that embodies a contemporary vocabulary while respecting the spirit of the brand, fusing uncompromising craftsmanship with a reflective soul.
In Sideways, the steam-bent back and organic form create two facing seats that encourage interpersonal communication, which today is increasingly in crisis. The choice of wood, paper cord (fashioned using traditional Danish craft techniques from the mid-20th century) and cotton fabric, together with its design with rounded and asymmetric lines, make Sideways a contemporary product. The origin of the project is unusual. Rikke Frost created the prototype of the sofa in just three weeks while taking part in Danmarks Radio’s TV program Denmark's Next Classic, in which Sideways was ranked first in its class. Its detailing and craft qualities were then perfected to fuse form and function and create a pleasingly refined sofa.