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Oxford High Back Chair by Fritz Hansen

  • $5,990.00
Tax included.

In 1963 the heads of St. Catherine?s College in Oxford commissioned Danish architect Arne Jacobsen to design an extension to the college, as well as the gardens, the furniture, and in typical Jacobsen style, the cutlery, lampshades, clocks, and numerous other design details.

Jacobsen designed the Oxford chair in both high-back and low-back versions. Made of one continuous piece of plywood (originally sans upholstery) the chair ergonomically supported the natural curves of the body; and its natural wood and curving back added organic form and warmth to the striking glass and concrete modern buildings.

Jacobsen intended the elegant and sophisticated high-back chairs for the professors of St. Catherine?s College as the elongated back served as a symbol of prestige. The swivelling base facilitated conversation and interaction while the high-back allowed for privacy.

Following the success of the chairs, Fritz Hansen launched the Oxford series in 1965 adding upholstery and padding to the chair. The chair we have on offer is in tan leather. The high back version is no longer in production. 

RRP $12,000.00

Please note that DELIVERY IS NOT INCLUDED in the purchase price.

This item is available to view by appointment. Item ships from Bellevue Hill, Sydney.


This item is in very good condition. This is an item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear but is fully operational and functions as intended. Actual item may vary in colour from computer monitors/calibrations colours.


Width 480

Depth 590

Height 1065

Seat Height 490 (adjustable)

DELIVERY IS NOT INCLUDED in the purchase price. Delivery will be charged separately by one of our trusted transport partners. For more on delivery, go here.