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With its modern shape and classic design, the asymmetric Sideways Sofa invites conversation. The sofa, now launched by Carl Hansen & Son, was designed by Danish designer Rikke Frost.

Carl Hansen & Son represents more than 110 years of dedication to quality craftmanship, unique partnerships and visionary design concepts. The company has now partnered with talented Danish designer Rikke Frost, who has created a sofa embodying a modern idiom, solid craftsmanship and classic materials with a clear reference to the Danish Modern movement.

The Sideways Sofa combines classic materials, such as wood and paper cord, with a modern asymmetric shape that serves a clear purpose.

The Sideways Sofa’s steam-bent backrest and organically shaped seat form two seats that place the parties opposite each other, thus promoting conversation. Open and inviting, the low backrest is made of solid wood and woven cord for a light elegant look, while the seat and back are upholstered in textile to create optimal comfort.

It took Rikke Frost just three weeks to design the sofa’s prototype as part of Danmarks Radio’s TV programme ‘Denmark’s Next Classic’, where the sofa took first place in its category. The details and craftsmanship have subsequently been refined – the upholstery, the backrest and solid wood legs – with the shape and function coming together to produce a beautifully balanced sofa.

The sofa will be in stores from February 2021.


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When you choose a Carl Hansen & Søn product, you gain more than just a piece of furniture. You become part of a proud tradition of distinctive and beautiful craftsmanship, where nothing has been left to chance. The world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, we also produce works by renowned design masters such as Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Ole Wanscher, Kaare Klint, Poul Kjærholm, Bodil Kjær and Tadao Ando. Carl Hansen & Søn represents over 100 years of Danish design history and our furniture is sold all over the world.

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