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Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Arne Jacobson Oksen chair for Fritz Hansen LOT 463 £5,000.00
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Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen

Arne Jacobson Oksen chair for Fritz Hansen

£5,000.00

LOT 463

Description

The iconic Oksen chair Designed by Arne Jacobson in 1966. This  example in black leather is in excellent condition. 

Oksen is also sculptural but in a completely different tight form and designed in a style that is in line between the soft royal furniture and the tighter Oxford furniture in Fritz Hansen's collection.

To make any lounge setting superior - in a private home or a corporate office this chair fits all surroundings.

In perfect condition with some small pet scratches.

  • Specification

    Seller name: Marcus
    Seller location: London
    Colour: Black
    Material: Leather
    Dimensions (cm): H 110cm x W 65cm x D 102cm
    Condition: Like New
    Production Time: Available Now

  • The Design / Brand

     


    Unlike many of Arne Jacobsen's other designs, Oksen™ was not designed for a specific architectural project. It was a product of years of experimenting by Arne Jacobsen. The chair was considered quite rare among critics due to its short original production period as well as its controversial yet powerful expression. The voluminous Oksen represents edge and personality and like its predecessor - the Egg™ - it inhabits a room like no one else.

    It took Arne Jacobsen nothing less than five years to develop the Oksen™ design. In contrast to many of his earlier pieces that are characterised by rounded, organic shapes, this easy chair has a much sharper outline.

    Arne Jacobsen always wanted to surprise the public and Oksen was a project he repeatedly returned to with many variations in the years 1962-66 before it finally took shape in 1966. Indeed it can be defined as the largest and most distinctive chair that Arne Jacobsen ever designed.

    The chair is both distinctive and definite in its language, and the inspiration is clearly the American recliner type that Jacobsen had seen in the United States. In addition, it can be seen as a counter reaction to the perception of Jacobsen as a designer who previously worked with a soft sculptural form. Oksen is also sculptural but in a completely different tight form and designed in a style that is in line between the soft royal furniture and the tighter Oxford furniture in Fritz Hansen's collection.

     

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