85% wool / 15% polyamide – 25 available colours – 200.000 Martindale (durability)
 
Arne Jacobsen is born on February 11, 1902 in Copenhagen. His father, Johan Jacobsen, is a wholesale trader in safety pins and snap fasteners. His mother, Pouline Jacobsen, a bank clerk, paints floral motifs in her spare time. The family lived in a typical Victorian style home. As a contrast to his parents’ overly decorated taste, Arne paints his room in white.
 
Background & school relations
He met the Lassen brothers at Nærum Boarding School: later, Flemming Lassen was to become his partner in a series of architectural projects. Arne Jacobsen is a restless pupil, always up to pranks, with a self-deprecating humour. Already as a child, he showed an extraordinary talent for drawing and depicting nature through scrupulous studies. He wants to be painter, but his father felt that architect was a more sensible choice.
 
The Pleasant and the necessary trips abroad
Jacobsen’s travelling begin already in his twenties, when he went to sea to New York. Then followed an apprenticeship as a bricklayer in Germany and a series of study and drawing excursions to Italy. Jacobsen produced some of his finest watercolours during this period, capturing atmospheres and shapes accurately and carefully. From the beginning of his career, Jacobsen turned his gaze abroad, without abandoning Danish traditions.
 
Arne Jacobsen behind the design
Jacobsen production reflects his personality: an insistent, perfectionist modernist, to whom no detail was trivial, although the main picture was basically black/white and unambiguous. On the other hand, the nature-loving botanist and jovial family man: like him, his work is precise and warm, Danish and universal, modern and timeless.

Arne Jacobsen

The Oxford Premium is characterized by a 3-layer foam upholstery that makes it particularly comfortable, and horizontal stitchings lines that highlight the design. The ready-made versions are upholstered with Rime fabric, a wool fabric with a 100 000 Martindale. You can use the free sample module to help you choosing the colour.
Classic version has a thiner upholstery and no stitching lines. The ready-made version are upholstered with black or cognac Soft leather, an European rawhide, chrome-tanned and water-based Aniline dye.
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Rime – 691
Rime – 741
Rime – 551
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.
 
The « Professor chair » was renamed Oxford chair and declined in several versions – with adjustable or fixed height, with or without castors, medium or low back.
 
Classic version Classic version has a thiner upholstery and no stitching lines.
Premium version The Premium version is characterized by an extra 3-layer foam upholstery for an extra comfort and horizontal stitchings lines. 
 
Fixed height base Satin polished aluminium or mirror chrome. 5 star swivel. W60 x D60 x H104 cm – seat height 50 cm + spring function
Adjustable height base Satin polished aluminium or mirror chrome. 5 star, tilt mechanism and castors with aluminium caps. W60 x D60 x H100/113 cm – adjustable seat height 64/77 cm
Shell laminated moulded sliced veneer + foam. Upholstery available in a wide range of fabrics and leather.
90% wool / 10% nylon – 50 available colours – 100.000 Martindale (durability)
90% wool / 10% nylon – 37 available colours – 80.000 Martindale (durability)
> discover the 5 Classic colours
Soft is a very smooth and soft type of leather, combining a natural look with durability and user-friendliness. This type of leather comes from European hides and is semi-aniline. The leather is full grain, which means that its natural surface structure has been preserved. Soft has been treated with a light finish, making it durable and very user-friendly with excellent sitting comfort. This type of leather has the added advantage of being colourfast.
90% wool / 10% nylon – 28 available colours – 100.000 Martindale (durability)
92% wool / 8% nylon – 49 available colours – 100.000 Martindale (durability)
 

ready made Oxford Premium

 

customize your Oxford chair with medium back

 
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The Oxford chair with medium back can be upholstered with a wide range of fabrics and leathers. If you need fabric samples, we will gladly send them freely to you (against deposit). Do not hesitate to contact us to talk directly of your project.
92% wool / 8% nylon – 27 available colours – 60.000 Martindale (durability)
90% wool / 10% helanca – 47 available colours – 100.000 Martindale (durability)
58% wool / 25% viscose / other – 24 available colours – 50.000 Martindale (durability)
100% wool – 27 available colours – 45.000 Martindale (durability)
100% wool – 24 available colours – 45.000 Martindale (durability)
100% wool  – 56 available colours – 45.000 Martindale (durability)
70% wool / 30% viscose – 58 available colours – 100.000 Martindale (durability)

> other Rime colours:

Rime 911 fabric
Rime 641 fabric
Rime 621 fabric
Rime 921 fabric
Rime 721 fabric
Rime 781 fabric

ready made Oxford Classic

Fritz Hansen

 

Oxford chair with medium back

 

design Arne Jacobsen, 1965

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