The original version of the Oxford chair has been drawn by Arne Jacobsen for St Catherine school professors in Oxford, in the United Kingdom. The high chair back symbolized prestige while creating a protected space, favorable to work. Then, the « Professor chair » was renamed Oxford chair and declined in several versions: with or without armrest, with adjustable or fixed height, with low, medium or high back.
Materials: The base is satin polished aluminium or black IGP powder coated and comes in two different versions: a 5 star swivel with fixed height or a 5 star swivel with adjustable height and castors. Chairs with fixed seat height have a spring function. Chairs with height adjustment have a tilt mechanism and castors with aluminium caps. The shells are made of laminated moulded sliced veneer.
Classic Oxford chair and Premium Oxford chair
In 2016, Fritz Hansen redesigned Oxford Armchair in creating a new version named Oxford Premium. It is characterized by a 3-layer foam upholstery that makes it particularly comfortable, and horizontal stitchings lines that highlight the design. This Premium version is only available with armrest.
On this occasion, there was the start of a new fabric, « Rime » by Kvadrat, available in several colours, and a new very smooth leather, named « Soft ».
Oxford Chair – Medium back
Oxford Chair – High back