EJ 100

Ox Chair

A complex and extravagant upholstery

Designer

Hans J. Wegner

Type

Easy chair Lounge

Materials

Upholstered in textile or leather

The sculptured Ox Chair

Wegner’s bold masterpiece

Ox Chair is Wegners’ boldest and most sculptural piece of work and it beautifully demonstrates his innovative approach to design that was at once artistic and extravagant.

One of the most difficult chairs to upholster

The chair, which was allegedly the designer’s own favourite, was designed back in 1960. Due to its complex upholstery, however, it was first put into successful production in 1989, when Wegener trusted the job with Erik Jørgensen. That same year, the Ox Chair was introduced at the Milan Furniture Fair where it instantly manifested itself as a true design classic, admired for its sophisticated construction and sculptural expression.

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Perfecting upholstery

The first Ox Chair to be produced at Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik was made without the benefit of a drawing, since none existed. However, the company’s upholstery expertise made it possible to perfect the demanding design of the chair in a close collaboration with Wegner. Wegner put existing chairs at the company’s disposal from so they could work out how to perfect the upholstery process.

Shade leather

An innovative furniture form

The Ox Chair was not only innovative; with this chair, Wegner also challenged the neat and understated expression he had been taught at the School of Arts and Crafts. In a new expression for Wegner, the chair’s voluminous upper body rests on a delicate steel base.

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An innovative furniture form

The Ox Chair was not only innovative; with this chair, Wegner also challenged the neat and understated expression he had been taught at the School of Arts and Crafts. In a new expression for Wegner, the chair’s voluminous upper body rests on a delicate steel base.

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Materials

Covers

Fixed

Upholstered

textile
leather

Arm pads

Leather
textile

Piping

leather

cushions

Molded polyurethane foam

legs

chromed steel

EJ 100

Ox Chair

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