Ox Chair

Model: EJ-1000-COM

Fredericia Furniture

Ox Chair
Ox Chair
Ox Chair
Ox Chair
Ox Chair
Ox Chair
Ox Chair
Ox Chair
Ox Chair
Ox Chair

Ox Chair

Model: EJ-1000-COM

Fredericia Furniture

Regular price $12,355.00
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Material

COM Fabric

Piping Material

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Leadtime: 10-12 Weeks

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Designer Hans J. Wegner

Product Description

The Ox Chair by Hans J. Wegner is an iconic statement piece with an irrefutable presence. A bold, sculptural chair that challenged the understated aesthetics of Danish design at the time, with its distinctive headrest referencing ox horns and its voluminous body. It demonstrates his organic, artistic approach to furniture and desire to redefine traditional seating.

Dimensions

39" W x 39" D x 36.2" H
Seat: 14.2" H

COL/COM Consumption

COM: 5 yd
COL: 12 yd²

Materials

Fully upholstered easy chair in fabric or leather.
Inner frame of solid wood and moulded cold cured foam.
Piping at backrest and arm pads available in leather as contrast to fabric upholstery.
Stainless steel base.

With his design of the Ox Chair, Hans J. Wegner challenged the prevailing sense of aesthetics when it was first introduced in 1960. Given its symbolic reference to ox horns, generous proportions and delicate frame, it was a bold, confident design in contrast to the understated approach to Scandinavian furniture at the time. Originally manufactured by A.P. Stolen, each Ox Chair was custom-made and upholstered with wool. The chair remained in production for two years.

Almost three decades later in 1989, Wegner approached Erik Jorgensen in search of a more viable method of construction. Known for his upholstery expertise, Jorgensen rose to the occasion with an innovative solution. Inspired by his trip to the Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli, Jorgensen saw the potential in using foam rubber to optimize comfort. The Ox Chair was subsequently relaunched at the Milan Furniture Fair and has experienced unprecedented success ever since. Demonstrating Wegner’s belief that a chair is only finished when someone actually sits in it.

It is a demanding task to upholster the Ox Chair, requiring precision and a certain amount of physical strength. In fact, it takes a whole day to make one Ox Chair by hand.

Of the 500 chairs Wegner is known to have designed, the Ox Chair is arguably his most striking piece and a personal favorite he featured in his own home.

Fredericia Furniture warranties that purchased product(s) will be free from manufacturer’s defects in material and workmanship for a period of 7 years.

 

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