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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 protests 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 Jacobsen's 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 satin polished aluminium as standard or in mirror chrome against an upcharge. 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. Available in the following fabric and leather grades: 

Christianshavn Selection, see fabric colours here

Category 1: 
CanvasCapture, DiabloFameRemix and Tonus fabrics

Category 2:
Divina, Divina MelangeDivina MDFiordHallingdal, SteelcutSteelcut Trio and Sunniva fabrics

Category 3:
Comfort fabric, Essential black leather

Category 4: 
Soft leather

Category 5: 
Grace, Embrace, White, Optical white, Rustic and Natural leather 

Please see the above 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


Product downloads

Oxford chair


Oxford chair range

(PDF, 366 kB)

Christianshavn fabrics

(PDF, 619 kB)

Leather grades and colours

(PDF, 340 kB)


Made-to-order: 8-10 weeks

Furniture orders over £1500 free for Mainland UK.

Non-Mainland UK and International options available in basket

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