Indoors or outdoors, this summer it’s up to you. Highly aesthetic yet wonderfully robust, the Indoor-Outdoor Collection has landed and boy does it look good. Originally designed in 1959, it’s the latest addition to the Carl Hansen & Son Design Classic catalogue, and the only garden set you’ll need this summer.
Bodil Kjaer is one of the leading female lights from Denmark’s ‘Golden Age of Design’. A fierce intellectual, she creates luxury furniture with practicality in mind. It’s a philosophy that’s perfectly summarised by the Indoor-Outdoor series, which first made its debut in 1959. A streamlined, sophisticated collection, it manages to speak to both environments at once. In the rich, oiled teak there’s the warmth of the forest, in the angular lines, the sleek world of Scandinavian architecture.
Comprising seven stylish pieces, there’s something for everyone. The undeniable star is the BK13 Swing Sofa, a gorgeous hanging lounger that encapsulates the gentle joyfulness of the outside world. Look closely and you’ll see that its slatted seat is stretched between two square legs with runners that are mortised together – a detail requiring great skill and craftsmanship. It’s a technique that can also be found on the dining table, lounge sofa and dining chairs and is part of the reason it’s so at home in the intricate world of Carl Hansen & Son.
Sun-worshippers meanwhile will delight in the BK14 Sunbed, equipped with an adjustable back and slender Sunbrella cushions. A must-have for any garden space, it’s a visual reminder to indulge in some much-needed ‘me-time’ and can be conveniently folded into a horizontal bench when guests are over.