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Erik Jørgensen OX Chair
Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik was founded in 1954 in Svendborg on Funen, Denmark. Through two generations, the company has created furniture with a focus on craftsmanship, natural materials and simple design. Today, we still manufacture several of the design classics that have come to be the cornerstones of the company – such as Hans J. Wegner’s iconic Ox chair, Poul M. Volther’s Corona, and Erik Jørgensen’s own masterpiece, the EJ 220 sofa.Thanks to his aesthetic talent and education as a saddlemaker and upholsterer, Erik Jørgensen (1928–1998) was a preferred collaborator within his generation of innovative upholsterers. The company has managed to maintain that position by purifying the expertise within upholstered designer furniture.
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Ox Chair is Wegners’ boldest and most sculptural piece of work and it beautifully demonstrates his innovative approach to design that was at once artistic and extravagant.

The chair, which was allegedly the designer’s own favourite, was designed back in 1960. Due to its complex upholstery, however, it was first put into successful production in 1989, when Wegner trusted the job with Erik Jørgensen.

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