A complex and extravagant upholstery
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.
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 Wegner trusted the job with Erik Jørgensen.Photo: Atelier Cph/Oak
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.
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.Philips Auction House
Molded polyurethane foam