Sika Design is a Danish furniture manufacturer that produces handmade rattan furniture with an emphasis on comfort, quality, design and sustainability. Ankjær Andreasen founded Sika in Horsens, Denmark, in 1940 and named the company for the light and elegant sika deer. The company expanded from wicker baskets into furniture in the 1950s and 1960s and engaged the best wicker makers in Denmark to perfect the art of rattan furniture.
For more than 60 years Sika has produced rattan furniture designed some of the biggest names in twentieth-century Danish design including Arne Jacobsen, Viggo Boesen, Robert Wengler and Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel. In 2012, the company launched the Icons collection of rattan chairs and tables, which revives and revitalises many of its classic designs and proves the versatility, elegance and enduring style of rattan furniture.
All Sika furniture is handmade using only the best sustainable materials. Within the collections, there are Indoor ranges such as Sika Originals, Sika ICONS with complimentary Teak products. Sika Design also has a number of outdoor ranges such as Sika Exterior, Georgia Garden, Affaire (Cafe Furniture), Avantgarde & Teak Dining Tables.
Furniture produced by rattan is popularly known as wicker furniture, bamboo furniture or woven furniture. Rattan is remarkable hardwearing and at the same time a very lightweight material. We often see some of our models lasting several generations. Unlike bamboo, which is a hollow material, rattan is solid. Rattan is in the palm family and grows climbing up the trees in the rainforest. About 80% of the world’s rattan comes from Indonesia and it grows naturally without disturbing the existing structure and balance in the rainforest. The rattan cord can grow up to 185 meters long and there are more than 200 known species of the rattan plant. To maintain the rattan production it is necessary to preserve the trees, why the rattan plant indirect helps care for the rain forest in Indonesia. Rattan is one of the fastest-growing materials, which also filter the air and converts most CO2 to oxygen. It regenerates itself in a cycle on 5-7 years. Rattan is resistant against heat, cold, moist and temperature fluctuations, and is a sustainable material, that fulfils our production philosophy of ethics and common sense.