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Arne Jacobsen Oxford Chair

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 satin-polished 5-star aluminum available in fixed height or adjustable height, with or without castors.
  • 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). 

Oxford Chair Spec Sheet


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