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Oxford chair and Pluralis table by Fritz Hansen

Fritz Hansen launches chair and table designs to make the office more inviting

Dezeen promotion: Danish furniture brand Fritz Hansen aims to bring more sophistication to the workspace with a rework of a midcentury chair by Arne Jacobsen and a more versatile version of its multifunctional Pluralis table.

With offices now forced to compete with the convenience and flexibility of remote working, Fritz Hansen believes it is more important than ever for workspaces to offer a standard of quality.

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Fritz Hansen wants to bring more inspiration to the workspace

With its two latest products – the Oxford chair by the late Danish architect Jacobsen and a new version of the Pluralis table by Danish designer Kasper Salto – the brand hopes to offer a more inspiring work environment.

"Moving from the traditional to the inspirational, the inviting workspace is one that encourages communication, collaboration and creativity," said Fritz Hansen.

"It is shaped by beauty and function to motivate people to do their best," it continued, "because an inspiring workspace creates inspired people."

The Oxford task chair is a design that Jacobsen originally created in 1965 for professors at the prestigious St Catherine's College at Oxford University.

The chair has a simple shape that gives it a classic feel. The seat and backrest are created by a rectangular form that appears to have been softly folded in the middle.

Fritz Hansen has reworked the design to make it more ergonomic, by lengthening the seating and adding additional padding for lumbar support.

The design comes in low- and mid-height versions, in either fabric or leather. The seat sits either on castors or a swivel base, available in a range of finishes, and armrests can be added.

"Retaining the same silhouette as its original form but with improved comfort and customisation, the Oxford chair is upgraded for a new generation of workspaces," said Fritz Hansen.

The Pluralis table is a design intended to offer optimal flexibility, so it could serve as either a workstation or a meeting table. It features a streamlined tabletop with curved chamfers in its corners, which rests on slender legs that angle out towards the corners.

Oxford chair by Fritz Hansen
The new version offers more ergonomic support than the 1965 original

With the new addition of a centre leg piece, the design has become more adaptable than ever.

The table can be prolonged by combining three tabletops and two middle legs, creating a 7.2 metre table. In this way, tables can be placed in infinitely long rows.

The table surface is available in veneer, laminate or linoleum, and comes in a variety of different widths and lengths.

Power sockets can be integrated in different ways, including concealed beneath a matching surface.

"Balancing fine furniture design with function, Pluralis serves every office need with its considered combination of features and extensive configuration options," said Fritz Hansen.

Pluralis table by Fritz Hansen
Power sockets can be concealed within the table surface

For more information about the Oxford chair and the Pluralis table, visit the Fritz Hansen website.

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