Chrome-plated stainless steel feet and supporting structure which holds an ergonomically designed backrest and seat.
That’s what the Arne Jacobsen design chairs are all about.
They are known for their durability and simplicity which perfectly complements whatever type of design or concept of a particular room at home, in the office, and even in bars and pubs.
The designer, Arne Jacobsen has designed different variations of modern-looking seats which include the swan chair, ant chair, bentwood chairs, and many others.
However, just like any other designer furniture, they can be expensive which leaves the “authentic” ones only for those who can afford it.
Finding a replica especially for the Arne Jacobsen Oxford chair can be a challenge and I have to admit that in writing this guide, I had a hard time finding one so I ended up listing down some variations of this awesome chair as well as other Arne Jacobsen inspired replicas.
But before getting into the details of this guide, I will first discuss a little bit of background of this chair and how it came to be.
In short, I’ll be giving a brief history of the Arne Jacobsen chairs that we now commonly see in furniture and hardware shops.
Arnes Jacobsen was a Danish architect and designer and it’s him who designed the timeless chairs that we still see and enjoy today.
He’s remembered for the contribution he gave to architectural functionalism and as well as the worldwide popularity of simple but effective design chairs.
It was in 1965 when the Oxford chair first came out and it’s all thanks to the genius of Arne Jacobsen.
Today, this chair has become a classic in Fritz Hansen’s collection.
It is characterized by an extra tall backrest which later evolved into different versions but the original one remains a symbol of prestige and has secured a space of its own in many homes and offices around the world.
Even with the uproar and protests that came initially over the commission of a modernist coming from a foreign country, Jacobsen was still able to secure an honorary doctorate coming from no less than Oxford right when he completed the project.
The design itself is considered as Arne Jacobsen’s most important piece of work and others even count it as his most outstanding accomplishment.
The timeless design created by Arne Jacobsen has become a very popular office chair.
The original design of this chair has been made for the professors at Oxford’s St. Catherine College.
Its tall backrest is actually intended to be a symbol of prestige which was able to create a space of its own.
This isn’t the cheapest Arne Jacobsen chair though but when it comes to quality and performance, it is definitely one of the best.
Now that we’re done learning about the history and origin of the Arne Jacobsen chair, let’s start exploring the top chairs that are inspired by the awesome design of the late architect.
This Sacha Desk Chair crafted from faux leather with a chrome plated frame features a starbase with five castors, allowing the chair to move smoothly around the room.
If you are looking for an affordable but quality style that is close to the original Oxford Chair, this is a great option!
The adjustable seat height and high backrest allow you to reach maximum comfort throughout your working day.
Available in 3 colors – Ivory, Black or Brown.
Add a touch of class and style to your home office or corporate office or conference room.
A combination of two designs by the great Arne Jacobsen, this faux leather and chrome swivel chair is something that exudes a masculine vibe and will definitely look great in any them room.
It is made of high-quality faux leather with a four-star metal base that is chrome painted.
The durability and style that this chair has are sure to work with every masculine concept or theme that you might have in mind.
Adding to its strong points is the fact that since its upholstery is primarily made of faux leather, you can easily do some cleaning just with a damp cloth. And it’s also going to be spill-proof.
If it’s a seat for your husband’s man cave that you’re looking for then this one is going to be perfect!
This Arne Jacobsen inspired chair also features some design cues from the classic oxford chair made by the late architect himself.
It’s got a molded backrest and seat design making it elegant and gorgeous from every angle. The silver chrome finish legs are made to carry the weight of up to 128 kilograms making it perfect for your living room or dining area.
With its beautiful curves and shiny chrome finish legs, this chair is going to be a perfect addition to your living room or dining area.
It’s also designed to look perfect even in lounge areas at the office.
It’s designed to be stackable so you can easily tidy it up whenever needed.
Next, we come to another design variation of the classic Arne Jacobsen chair which is made more functional specifically for bars and pubs.
The series this Modway stool looks and works just awesome!
It copies some design cues from the iconic bent plywood chair that was originally designed back in 1955.
It exudes a mid-century Danish feel and offers a comfortable way to relax in the bar area of your home or office. If you own a bar or pub then this chair is going to work just perfect!
The legs of this barstool spread wide to provide stability and there are crossbars going to each leg providing a place to rest for your foot.
The high-quality stainless steel welded metal also ensures durability so the stool can carry heavier weights making it ideal for regular use.
The chair is not stackable though so it will take some space in whatever room you place it in.
Retro flair and timeless style come together to bring you the Kardiel Amoeba Cashmere Chair and Ottoman Set is a replica of Arne Jacobsen’s famous Egg Chair.
This set conjures visions of the unique designs of the 1960’s that offer up a mixture of imagination and style that you will fall in love with.
The chair has an aluminum base, tilt and 360-degree swivel function, and is upholstered with tweed-felt fabric in a premium cashmere wool blend, making this a luxurious addition to any space.
Choose from several different color options.
For less than $1,000 USD, you get the chair and ottoman in a luxurious upholstery and style.
You really cannot beat this price! This is perhaps our favorite reproduction of the original Egg Chair.
$985.00 (includes both chair and ottoman)
It may not be the real thing but it’s a highly accurate reproduction of the original Swan Chair which was designed by Arne Jacobsen himself.
It is made of the finest materials available so you can be confident of its quality and overall durability.
The inner material is designed to be soft and smooth so you can relax and enjoy the comfort that you need when sitting on it.
This high-quality chair isn’t just an ordinary piece of furniture because it’s got every design and feature that you’re looking for in a lounge chair.
The high-quality materials used in each piece ensures that you’re getting the premium look and feel which will definitely boost the overall design of the room where you’re going to place it in. It can be added to existing chairs, mix and match it with other colors, and voila! You’ll get the perfect looks that you’re wanting to achieve for a particular area in your home or office.
As you can see, getting a chair that looks and feels like the real Arne Jacobsen design chairs doesn’t have to be expensive.
And if you really want to get the real thing, you can do a search on the Internet or visit thrift shops and you’re sure to find one that needs a few repairs and refurbishing at your local upholstery shop so it can be restored to its pristine shape and condition.
It all boils down to your budget in the end and of course, doing your own research for what other customers can say about your chair of choice would also help.
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