Fritz Hansen Oxford Chair Classic


Select Model
  • Sold out Model 3171C
  • Sold out Model 3173C
  • Sold out Model 3191C
  • Sold out Model 3193C
  • Sold out Model 3271C
  • Sold out Model 3273C
  • Sold out Model 3291C
  • Sold out Model 3293C

More about this product ↓

Oxford Chair Classic by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen

The original version of the Oxford chair was designed for the professors of St. Catherine's College in Oxford. The chair's extra tall back served as a symbol of prestige and created a space of its own. The "professor's chair" later evolved in the the Oxford series. In spite of initial protests and uproar over the commission of a foreign modernist, Arne Jacobsen received a honorary doctorate from Oxford upon completion of the project. Today, this ground breaking example of total design is considered some of Arne Jacobsen's most outstanding work.

Designer: Arne Jacobsen, 1965
Manufacturer: Fritz Hansen
Low-back/fixed seat: 19.7"w (23.6" w/armrest) | 21.2"d | 35.8"h | 18.5" seat height
Medium-back, fixed seat: 19.7"w (23.6" w/armrest) | 22.4"d | 40.1"h | 18.5" (18.9") seat height
High-back/fixed seat: 19.7"w (23.6" w/armrest) | 23.6"d | 49.6" h | 18.5" seat height


  • Base is available in fixed height or adjustable height, with or without casters.
  • 3 Base finish options: satin polished aluminum, mirror chrome, or black powdercoated.
  • Chairs with fixed seat height have a spring function.
  • Chairs with adjustable height have a tilt mechanism and casters with aluminum caps.
  • Select from armless or polished aluminum arms, and High, Medium, or Low seat back in a wide range of fabric and leather upholstery options.
  • Chair shell is made of laminated molded sliced veneer.

The Oxford series also includes a line of optional accessories (automatic return, leather arm pads, mirror chrome base, and mirror chrome base and arms). 

Key Oxford Classic Model Features:

  • 3171C: Low back, fixed seat height, toes
  • 3173C: Medium back, fixed seat height, toes
  • 3191C: Low back, height adjustable, tilt, 5 castors
  • 3193C: Medium back, height adjustable, tilt, 5 castors
With Arms:
  • 3271C: Low back, fixed seat height, toes
  • 3273C: Medium back, fixed seat height, toes
  • 3291C: Low back, height adjustable, tilt, 5 castors
  • 3293C: Medium back, height adjustable, tilt, 5 castors 

Oxford Chair Spec Sheet


Contact us, we'd love to help you customize your Oxford Chair.

Related products