Carl Hansen & Søn
RF1903 Sideways Sofa
- The Designer
- The Maker
The Sideway Sofa - inviting conversationAs digital devices challenge our traditional ways of conversation, the Sideways Sofa provides an equally modern antidote to dialogue and discovery—and, not least, downtime. Made in Denmark and created by award-winning Danish designer Rikke Frost, the distinctive design eschews the traditional forward-facing sofa in favor of a sideways position that encourages more natural conversation.
In keeping with Carl Hansen & Søn's DNA, where uncompromising craftsmanship and thoughtful expression seamlessly merge. Classic in its use of materials and contemporary in its form, the Sideways Sofa invites both comfort and conversation.
- Brand:Carl Hansen & Søn Handmade Furniture of Denmark
- Country: Denmark
- SKU: CH-RF1903-LOH100L-FJ
- Material: Oak or Walnut, Fabric Upholstery
- Care:Care instructions included.
- Designer:Rikke Frost
- Dimensions:(WxHxD) 77.6" x 29.1" x 40.9"
Rikke Frost's interest in crafts and materials dates back to her childhood in the small Danish town of Bov. Her curiosity later led her to The Aarhus School of Architecture, where she trained as an industrial designer. Although her direction of study pointed towards industry, Rikke Frost chose to focus on furniture design and has since designed furniture for several renowned Danish and international companies. However, industrial design has influenced her design process, with production options always forming part of her initial consideration. She chooses materials, shapes and craft methods that can be incorporated in the best possible way into modern production—like at Carl Hansen & Son's furniture factory on Funen, Denmark, where old craft traditions such as wickerwork with woven paper cord and a high-tech production go hand in hand.
After several years in London, where Rikke Frost worked as a designer and buyer at Heal & Son, she returned to Denmark in 2004 to set up her own design studio, Rikke Frost Design. Later, she also began teaching at The Aarhus School of Architecture.
In 2019, Rikke Frost took part in the TV program 'Denmark's Next Classic', a competition in which she and four other Danish designers had to produce six different furniture pieces in a short time to create Denmark's next design classic. It was as part of this TV program that Rikke Frost created the Sideways Sofa in just three short weeks and her design went on to win in its category.
Rikke Frost has won and been nominated for several awards, including the Danish Design Award and Bolig Magasinets Design Award. She has also taken part in several exhibitions, including the Women in Danish Furniture Design exhibition at Trapholt Museum of Modern Art in Kolding, Denmark.
Carl Hansen & Søn's products embody the narrative of the finest classical furniture art, created by some of Denmark's leading architects and designers—including Frits Henningsen, Kaare Klint, Mogens Koch, Poul Kjærholm and Ole Wanscher—as well as the Japanese architect Tadao Ando and the Austrian design trio EOOS.
With solid foundations in Danish traditions of joinery, blended with deep insight into the latest production technology, we make furniture of durable beauty and value, distinguished by full respect for sustainable materials.