Our story begins with Ankjær Andreasen in 1942

Sika-Design was established in 1942 by Ankjær Andreasen. Under the name "Jysk Siv og Halmkunst" (Jutish Reeds and Straw Art), Ankjær established a production of smaller wicker products which were made by home basket makers in Jutland, Denmark. Since there was a shortage of raw materials during the war, the production was based on free Danish raw materials, such as straw and reeds.

The first products

The first products were baskets, reed shoes, lampshades, plant stands, Christmas ornaments, and similar smaller handicrafts.


In 1951 the company moves to the Danish island Funen, and the name is changed to “Sika”, a contraction of Siv (Reed), Kurve (Baskets) and Andreasen - and a reference to the light and elegant sika deer.

The product range is now expanded with a production of furniture. Our oldest design, the Renoir hanging chair, was designed in 1956 and is still found in our product range.


Sika Establishes Furniture Production

In the 1960s Sika establishes its own production of rattan furniture in two workshops on Funen. Sika also begins to develop small furniture and gift items made from teak wood. In this decade, Ankjær designs a collection of garden furniture in teak and steel - most famously is the furniture which has later been sold by others under the name Margurit.

The business grows and Sika begins exporting to all of Europe and participate in international furniture exhibitions. For customs reasons, a German branch, Sika Bilshau, is established near Flensburg.

The name is now changed from “Sika” to “Sika Møbler” (Sika Furniture), and together with close subcontractors employs approximately 100 people on Funen.


Sika Møbler focuses on product development of rattan furniture and experiments with previously unknown debarking and staining of rattan as well as developing methods for 3-dimensional bending of the material.

Ankjær's son, Erik, designs the "DISQUE" collection where more than 250.000 pieces of the popular chair “2430” is being sold. The collection is handcrafted in Denmark and exported to overseas continents such as Asia, Australia and North America.

1972 Ankjær establishes production in Malaysia
In 1972 Ankjær decides to go on a journey to the Far East. When he returns, he has bought a piece of land in Malaysia, where there is easy access to the raw material rattan, and a production of rattan furniture with 150 employees is established.

For many years, the production in Denmark runs in parallel, but Ankjær's trip became the basis for the company as we know it today.


1980 Due to the oil crisis, Sika Møbler is in a major crisis and threatened with closure. The import of raw materials and furniture from Malaysia takes place in USD, which in one year rises from DKK 4.75 to DKK 12.50. The product sale only took place in DKK which was also devalued 2–3 times a year. The result is that both turnover and staff are reduced by over 50%, and Ankjær's second son, Knud, joins the company.

1983 Knud Andreasen buys the company. In the mid-1980s, there is a boom in conservatory construction, and the demand for wicker furniture in rattan explodes.

1986 Sika Møbler has made exclusive agreements with dealers all over Denmark, and therefore Knud establishes the sister company Cane-Line to meet the great demand for rattan furniture.

1988: Ban on export of raw rattan
Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, who produce all the world's rattan, makes it illegal to export rattan as a raw material. Sika Møbler's Danish production is therefore forced to close.


1991 Sika Møbler buys its biggest competitor Horsnæs Design, and thereby changes name to “Sika-Horsnaes”. Through the 90s, a close cooperation with three Indonesian factories is being established. The Indonesian manufacturers are supplied with know-how and designs from Denmark – and the production in Malaysia is closed.

1994 In collaboration with the Japanese designer Yamakawa, Sika-Horsnaes creates a collection of furniture which in design and lightness becomes a huge success all over the world. Our popular dining chair Rossini is a result of this collaboration.

1996 Knud Andreasen's daughter, Louise Andreasen, joins the company.


2003 Sika-Horsnaes introduces the ground-breaking material ArtFibre in the new outdoor collection IN OUT. The collection becomes an instant success.

In these years, there is a great focus on outdoor wicker furniture made of aluminum and ArtFibre. But the family's 3rd generation, Louise Andreasen, insists on sticking to the company's roots by keeping rattan furniture in the product range - even though many competitors are opting out the material.

2004 Sika France is established with office and warehouse in the city Grane located in Southern France.

2005 Sika-Horsnaes moves to larger premises in Rynkeby on Funen.

2007 The collection ORIGINALS is introduced with our own original rattan designs dating back to the 1950s and 1960s.

2008 Sika-Horsnaes is certified according to ISO14001 and SA8000, as one of the first companies in the furniture industry. These certifications ensure a focus on environmental policy and social responsibility.

2009 Sika-Horsnaes changes name to “Sika-Design” due to greater focus on exports.


2010 Sika-Design launches the romantic outdoor collection Georgia Garden with designs inspired by the British colonial style and by old Danish wicker furniture.

2011 The Affäire collection is launched with charming bistro furniture inspired by Sika-Designs own designs from the 1950s and the French café style. The same year Sika-Design, together with sister company Cane-Line, builds the rattan factory Silcane in Indonesia.

2012 Sika-Design’s ICONS collection is launched. The collection presents iconic furniture designed by some of the world’s greatest designers and architects.

2015 Knud's daughter, Louise Andreasen, buys the company.

Sika-Design USA is established with an office and warehouse in Shakopee, Minneapolis, and a few years later Sika-Design China in Haizhu district, Guangzhou.

This year, the Exterior collection is also launched with outdoor furniture in the same designs as found in our indoor collections ICONS and Originals.

2016 Sika-Design buys the Danish interior brand COZY ROOM and changes the name to Atmosphere.


2020 Sika-Design opens Flagship store in Rynkeby with a 430 m2 showroom.

The same year Sika-Design launches the new hand painted Exterior color which makes it possible to offer outdoor furniture with the same natural expression as rattan furniture.

2022 Sika-Design buys, together with sister company Cane-Line, a cushion factory in Lithuania, and once again expands the warehouse in Denmark to a total of 20,000 m2.