The Oksen (the Ox) chair from 1966 is Arne Jacobsen’s biggest chair, and like the Egg, it is a striking design. The chair, which Arne Jacobsen worked on for years before it was ready to launch, illustrates how he never stopped developing and renewing his expression following the huge success of his furniture designs from the 1950s.
With the Oksen chair, Arne Jacobsen moved away from the organic expression that had characterized his furniture designs over the previous decade. At the launch in 1966 he surprised everybody with a powerful, angular chair with an international expression. With its imposing size and masculine air, it points to the American lounge chair, while the lines were described in the press as having a ‘Japanese quality’. The chair was only briefly in production during the 1960s, but in 2017, the original design was relaunched by Fritz Hansen.