Just to Be Clear, This is Not Our Chair. Hans Wegner’s Ox Chair In Interiors Design Issue No.11 – New York Forever
This beautiful photograph was taken for Interior Design Magazine by Eric Laignel. That is an impressive 38th floor view, and that is an impressive Ox Chair.
The Ox chair is a design created in 1960 that comes from Hans J. Wegner’s fascination with Picasso, specifically his Surrealism paintings of the 1930s. The chair calls to mind Picasso’s powerful anti-war piece “Guernica”. A mural painted for the Spanish pavilion of the 1937 World’s Fair. (shown below)
The Ox chair and ottoman were originally manufactured by AP Stolen of Denmark and were produced for only two short years until 1962. For twenty-seven years the chair was out-of-production in Europe. In 1989, Erik Jørgensen’s Manufacturing of Denmark released the chair and ottoman into its product collection.
The chair shown above will currently run you around $13 grand. However, if you like the chair but find yourself on a slightly modified budget, check out Modernica’s version of the Ox Chair starting around $2,900.