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Oxford™ Premium Low Back Armchair

oxford™ premium low back armchair

oxford™ premium low back armchair

Design Arne Jacobsen, 1962
Aluminium, laminated wood, upholstery
Made by Fritz Hansen

The Oxford chairs were first designed as tall, wooden chairs exclusively for the professors at St. Catherine's College in Oxford. Two years later, in 1965, the Oxford chairs were upholstered and put into production.

Republic of Fritz Hansen has created a revitalization of the classic Oxford chair designed by the famous Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen back in 1962. The new contemporary edition comes in two versions: Classic and Premium. The revitalization of the iconic Oxford chair gives the design a new and modern expression ready to fit right into workplace settings as well as your home offices.

The Oxford chair comes in two designs. The Oxford Classic with a classic full upholstery and the Oxford Premium with a 3-layer full upholstery with horizontal stitching. The Fritz Hansen Selection consists of 9 colors in the fabric Rime and two colors in the leather Soft. The Oxford Premium is available with arms and a low or medium high back. Arms can be specified with or without leather padding. Leather padding is available in a variety of Soft leather colors.

The base can be specified in satin polished aluminum, black powder coat or mirror chromed and comes in two different versions: a 5 star swivel with fixed height or a 5 star swivel with adjustable height and castors (wheels). Chairs with fixed seat height have a spring function and can be specified with automatic return. Chairs with height adjustment have a tilt mechanism and castors with aluminium caps. The shells are made of laminated molded sliced veneer.

low back oxford premium w/ toes: 24.4" w | 22.4" d | 35.4" h | seat: 19.6" h | arms: 27.1" h
low back oxford premium w/ casters: 24.4" w | 22.4" d | 35.4" - 40.5" h | seat: 17.7" - 22.8" h | arms: 25.1"-30.3" h

$3,049.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this special chair to be created and shipped to your location)

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Arne Jacobsen

Danish architect and designer Arne Emil Jacobsen (1902 – 1971) is remembered for his contribution to architectural Functionalism as well as for the worldwide success he enjoyed with simple but effective chair designs. After a spell as an apprentice mason, Jacobsen was admitted to the Architecture School at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, where from 1924 to 1927 he studied under Kay Fisker and Kaj Gottlob, both leading architects and designers. After completing architecture school, he first worked at city architect Poul Holsoe's architectural practice. In 1929, in collaboration with Flemming Lassen, he won a Danish Architect's Association competition for designing the "House of the Future" which was built full scale at the subsequent exhibition and helped Jacobsen be recognized as an ultra-modern architect. Later, the Ant and Series 7 chairs, produced in 1952 as a collaboration with Fritz Hansen, propelled both names into furniture history.
Fritz Hansen was established in 1872 by the visionary cabinetmaker of the same name. Since then, Fritz Hansen has become a natural part of both Danish and international design history. Today, it is an exclusive and international design brand. The history of Fritz Hansen is characterized by stupendous craftsmanship, unique design and an inherent sense of premium quality. Leading architects and furniture designers from all over the world have regularly contributed to the collection with beautifully shaped and functional furniture that seamlessly meet through the use of innovative techniques and new materials. Arne Jacobsen, poul kjaerholm, Piero Lissoni, Kasper Salto and Morten Voss - the stellar string of designers is long and the list of furniture of classic and iconic fame is even longer.

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