Ox Chair EJ100 designed by Hans J. Wegner (1960)


Because of Hans J. Wegner´s inspiration by Picasso the design of this sculptural and masculine chair has placed it among the classics in Danish Furniture design. First produced in 1960 the chair was, however, too advanced for the early 60´s and production was stopped in 1962. The chair was not …

Because of Hans J. Wegner´s inspiration by Picasso the design of this sculptural and masculine chair has placed it among the classics in Danish Furniture design. First produced in 1960 the chair was, however, too advanced for the early 60´s and production was stopped in 1962. The chair was not produced again until 1985 when Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik A/S took up the chair in their collection. Today “Ox-Chair” stands as a sculptural manifestation of the very best which Danish furniture has to offer. The result is an organic upholstered piece of furniture that presents itself to the beholder as if formed from one single block.
The majority of Wegner’s chairs are related to nature being designed of wood. The Ox-chair, with its use of leather and steel is in contrast to this. The chair does contain a wooden frame, but this is covered by the leather. At first the chair was designed without the ‘wings’ or the ‘horns’. This one did not demand as much space, but it was not as balanced as the later Ox chair. The original chair is no longer in production. Producer: Erik Jørgensen, Denmark

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