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Oxford chair, 1965

Designed by Arne Jacobsen
Manufactured by Fritz Hansen
Product code: FRI-3271C/3291C


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Oxford chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen.

Timeless office chair by Arne Jacobsen. The original version of the Oxford chair was designed for the professors at St Catherine’s College in Oxford. The tall back of the chair was a symbol of prestige and created a space of its own. Initially there were protest over commissioning a foreign modernist, but on completion of the project Jacobsen received an honorary doctorate from Oxford. This outstanding example of total design is considered Arne Jacobsens most outstanding work.

With a seat shell made of laminated moulded sliced veneer, the Oxford chair is available with a low, medium or high back and with or without armrests. Pricing example is for an Oxford chair with a low back and armrests, please see pdf in Product Downloads for all models available or enquire for details. 

The base comes in 3 finishes: satin polished aluminium, black powder coated or mirror chrome. Available in a fixed height (with toes), or adjustable height (with 5 castors). Chairs with fixed seat height have a spring function. Chairs with adjustable height have a tilt mechanism. 

Fabric category 1: 
Fame and Fame Hybrid by Gabriel; Diablo by Imatex

Fabric category 2: 
Tonus and Tonus Meadow by Kvadrat

Fabric category 3:
HallingdalDivinaDivina MDDivina MelangeSteelcut and Steelcut Trio by Kvadrat; Milani by Romo (in a selection of colours) 

Fabric category 4:
Comfort by Gabriel 

Please see all leather grades and colours here

All fabric and leather samples are available to view at our shop or showroom.

fixed height, with toes (3271C): 60w x 57d x 47.5/90cmh
adjustable height, with 5 castors (3291C): 3291C - 60w x 57d x 42-55/87-100cmh


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Oxford chair


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Oxford range

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Made-to-order: 8-10 weeks

Furniture orders over £1500 free for Mainland UK.

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