This Christmas, lounge by the fireplace with the Fritz Hansen Oksen

Fritz Hansen Oksen
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Riding the bull

Danish design legend Arne Jacobsen is perhaps best-known for the enveloping comfort of his Egg Chair. Lesser known – but no less distinctive – is Oksen, originally produced in 1966 and revived this year.

Fritz Hansen made only minor tweaks to the design to suit modern use. In contrast to the soft, round and organic shapes of Jacobsen’s earlier pieces, Oksen boasts a strong, masculine silhouette. No wonder – ‘Oksen’ means ‘bull’ in Danish – and the chair’s broad, powerful shape reflects that.

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Published 24th December 2017