July 27, 2011

Arne Jacobsen Oxford Chair

We just recovered this desk chair, the Oxford chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen. The original version of this series was designed for the professors at St. Catherine's College, in Oxford, in 1963, and the extra tall back was designed as a symbol of prestige. Jacobsen was also commissioned to design the landscaping and an entire series of furniture for the college at the same time.

This piece was originally upholstered in fabric, but we reupholstered it in a beautiful, butter soft brown leather, that quite literally fits like a glove. It is definitely a prestige piece!

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