The Oxford™ chair was handcrafted for the professors at St Catherine’s College at the University of Oxford and designed by Arne Jacobsen. A symbol of prestige and status, the high back and smooth, curved veneer form were crafted to invoke a sense of space and privacy. The design evolved over time into today’s Oxford™.
As Fritz Hansen updates the Oxford™ chair – stripping it back to its pure, original form while enhancing it with comfort and function– we imagine what the hallowed halls would look like today with this new rendition of the once professorial chair. Together with the Pluralis™ table by Kasper Salto, the respectful modernisation celebrates great design that unties form and function in timeless ways.