One of the most exciting creations from ‘The Master of the Chair’, the EJ100 Chair, commonly known as the Ox Chair. Rumor has it that the Ox Chair is the personal favorite of its famous designer. At least partly due to its unusual design and futuristic appearance, the chair is considered the epitome of elegance, beauty and masculine chic. Despite its considerable age, the ox chair never ceases to amuse. It still feels as fresh as it did more than half a century ago.
Hans J. Wegner, nicknamed “The Master of the Chair”, designed the ox chair. It was his great passion for chair design that eventually made Wegner a legendary figure in Danish modernism and a world-famous furniture designer. He created more than 500 chairs, many of which went into mass production.
The final prototype of the Ox Chair was unveiled in 1960 and put into production soon after. Unfortunately, the Ox Chair shared the fate of many of Wegner’s designs from this period, including the Shell Chair, Oculus Chair and Elbow Chair, as its production finally ceased in 1962 and was too advanced for that period. The chair was forgotten for almost three decades before it gained enough attention and became commercially available.
The Ox Chair was brought back to life in 1989 by the furniture company Erik Jorgensen. This furniture design classic produced under the new brand was immediately commercially successful and ultimately fulfilled Wegner’s basic convictions. that a chair is only ready when someone is actually sitting in it.
The shape of the chair is refined and rather unusual, but modern and pure. Its design embodies the famous credo of its creator: “A chair should not have a rear view. It should be beautiful from all angles and angles. “Indeed, with its famous organic shape, the chair is very appealing and futuristic from every angle. Its shell is made up of several birch wood components connected with dowels. The frame is then polished for a smooth, seamless finish. The sophisticated manufacturing techniques, including.” Wood bending and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling used in the production show very clearly why the production of the chair was impossible with the technology available in the 1960s.
The most distinctive feature of the EJ100 chair is its generous headrest, which resembles the horns of an ox. Hence the name of the chair – “The Ox Chair”. Its sloping armrests and the generous backrest give the chair its royal, throne-like masculine look. Its shape allows a user to assume a variety of different positions. The high level of comfort is due to the high-density urethane foam, which is then covered with a supple, high-quality leather in a variety of colors. The chair leans back slightly and suggests its relaxed lounge nature. The Ox Chair rests on an inclined, brushed stainless steel frame made of welded round tubes. The base ensures visual lightness and offers a balanced contrast to the spacious seat. In order to achieve the absolute heights of comfort and relaxation, customers can combine the Ox Chair with the matching ottoman.
Although the chair looks like a masterpiece of modern art, it is fully functional and very comfortable. Its innovative futuristic design, combined with the immaculate quality of craftsmanship, has given the chair a very special place in the history of interior design. This timeless piece of furniture still looks extravagant and fascinating and is a great, tasteful addition to any modern interior.