Lot 351
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Arne Jacobsen

Estimate
35,000 - 45,000 USD
Sold
52,500 USD
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Description

  • Arne Jacobsen
  • "Ox" Lounge Chair and Ottoman
  • aluminum, original leather upholstery
  • chair: 40 1/2  x 38 x 29 (103 x 96.5 x 74 cm.)
    ottoman: 15 1/2  x 19 1/2  x 19 1/2  in. (39.5 x 49.5 x 49.5 cm.) 

Literature

Carsten Thau & Kjeld Vindum, Arne Jacobsen, Copenhagen, 2002, p. 525

Catalogue Note

Rarely seen at auction, Arne Jacobsen’s “Ox” Chair is thoroughly modern and of impressive size.  The angular, masculine form is void of superfluous detail, yet remains exceptionally comfortable and luxurious for the sitter via its sumptuous leather and plush cushions.   Designed over the course of five years, the piece was never designed to accompany any specific interior.  Instead, it went into production for just a few short years before being discontinued, further emphasizing its rarity today.  An exceptional marriage of form and function, the “Ox” Chair remains an icon of 20th century Scandinavian design.  
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