To make any lounge setting superior - in a private home or a corporate office - we introduce Oksen by Arne Jacobsen.
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.
comes in leather only and in three different leather types: The beautiful Elegance leather and the strong Classic leather in black or Walnut and finally in Extreme leather in black only. Whilst the chair looks graphical and almost faceted shaped when you look at it from the side and from the back, the actual seating part is softened by a foam and down seat and foam layered neck. The seat will soften in time as the chair slowly ages with beauty. Furthermore, the back of Oksen is hand-stitched just like the Egg™ while the front side is sowed.
is the original and recognisable Arne Jacobsen 5-star base, and the base of the matching footstool is the 4-star base.
the columns of the chair is also available with return mechanism.
Standard warranty: 5 years
My Republic Extended Warranty:
5 years: Lacquered base, Swivel, Automatic return, Leather: Extreme
10 years: Base, Shell, Leather: Classic, Elegance