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Ox Lounge Chair, Vintage Edition 2006, Black Leather

$10,487.90

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Ox lounge chair. Vintage edition 2006. Black leather Elmo. Përfect condition. The Ox chair is one of Hans J. Wegner’s more humorous designs. While designing the piece in 1960 he said: “We must be careful not to take things too seriously. We must play but we must be serious about playing! “ Hans J. Wegner designed over 500 chairs and the Ox chair remained one of his favourites. He had one in his living room and enjoyed it for the rest of his life.

Details

  • Creator
    Hans J. Wegner (Maker),Erik Jørgensen (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 36.23 in. (92 cm)Width: 38.98 in. (99 cm)Depth: 38.98 in. (99 cm)Seat Height: 14.18 in. (36 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Courbevoie, FR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1719219939492

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    $1,750 Front Door Shipping
    to Continental US, arrives in 4-6 weeks.
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    Ships From: Courbevoie, France
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About Hans J. Wegner (Maker)

Best known for his chairs and seating pieces — though a master of many furniture types like sofas and tables — Hans Wegner was a prolific designer whose elegant, often ebullient, forms and devotion to the finest methods in joinery made "Danish Modern" a popular byword for stylish, well-made furniture in the mid-20th century.

Wegner considered himself a carpenter first and a furniture designer second. Like his peers Arne Jacobsen and Finn Juhl, Wegner believed that striking aesthetics in furniture were based on a foundation of practicality: a chair must be comfortable and sturdy before it is chic.

In keeping with that tenet, several of Wegner’s best chair designs, seen in dealer listings below, have their roots in traditional seating forms. The “Peacock chair” (designed 1947) is a throne-like adaptation of the Windsor chair; pieces from the “China chair” series (begun in 1944) as well as the 1949 “Wishbone chair,” with its distinctive Y-shaped back splat, are derived from 17th-century Ming seating pieces, as is the upholstered “Ox chair” (1960). Wegner’s comfy “Papa Bear chair” (1951) is an almost surreally re-scaled English wingback chair.

Wegner’s most representative piece, the “Round chair” (1949), gained a footnote in political history when it was used on the TV stage of the first Kennedy-Nixon debate of 1960. That chair, along with Wegner’s more bravura designs, for example the 1963 “Shell chair,” with its curved surfboard-shaped seat, bring a quietly sculptural presence to a room.  Wegner was a designer who revered his primary material — wood — and it shows. His wood gathers patina and character with age; every Hans Wegner piece testifies to the life it has led.

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