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Innovative Oculus Chair Concepts for
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Innovative Oculus Chair Concepts for Virtual Reality Experiences

The CH468 Lounge Chair, commonly known as the Oculus Chair, is   perhaps one of the most fascinating furniture designs of the 20th   century.  At least in part due to its   unusual design and futuristic appearance, the chair remained just a prototype   for five decades before it was rediscovered and mass-produced in   2010.


Hans J. Wegner, nicknamed “The Master of the Chair”,   designed the Oculus chair.  It was his   great passion for chair design that eventually made Wegner a legendary figure   in Danish modernism and a world-famous furniture designer.  He created more than 500 chairs, many of   which went into mass production.  The   prototype of the Oculus Chair was introduced in 1960 and unfortunately shared   the fate of many Wegner designs from that period, including the Shell Chair   and the Elbow Chair.  The chair   remained a prototype for almost half a century before it gained enough   attention and became commercially available.

The Oculus Chair was brought back to life by the furniture company   Carl Hansen & Son.  Thanks to the   close collaboration with the Hans J. Wegner studio, which provided Carl Hansen   & Son Wegner’s original sketches, the clay model and the only existing   prototype of the chair from the studio’s archives, the final version of the   chair was ready for mass production by 2010. This one Furniture design   classics produced under the new brand were immediately commercially   successful and thus finally fulfilled Wegner’s basic convictions.  that a chair is only ready when someone is   actually sitting in it.


The shape of the chair is refined and rather unusual, but modern   and pure.  Its design embodies the   famous credo of its creator: “A chair should not have a rear view.  It should be beautiful from all angles and   angles.  “Indeed, with its famous   organic shape, the chair is very appealing and futuristic from every angle.   Its shell is made up of several birch wood components connected with dowels.   The frame is then polished for a smooth, seamless finish. The sophisticated   manufacturing techniques, including.” Wood bending and Computer   Numerical Control (CNC) milling used in the production show very clearly why   the production of the chair was impossible with the technology available in   the 1960s.

The shell of the CH468 Lounge Chair revolves around the person   sitting in it and gives the chair its famous cozy, intimate atmosphere.  Its sloping armrests and the generous   backrest give the chair its royal, throne-like appearance.  The high level of comfort is due to the   high-density urethane foam and the thick seat shell cushion, which are then   covered with either supple, high-quality leather or wool upholstery in a   variety of colors.  Perhaps one of the   most distinctive features of the CH468 lounge chair is the eye-shaped   quilting of its backrest.  Hence the   name of the chair – “Oculus”, Latin for “eye”.  In addition to the look, the quilting   contributes to the extraordinary comfort of the chair and indicates its   comfortable lounge nature.  The Oculus   rests on a sloping, brushed stainless steel frame made of welded round tubes.  The base ensures visual lightness and   offers a balanced contrast to the spacious seat. In order to achieve the   absolute heights of comfort and relaxation, customers can combine the Oculus   chair with the matching ottoman.

Although the chair looks like a masterpiece of modern art, it is   fully functional and very comfortable.    Its innovative futuristic design, combined with the immaculate quality   of craftsmanship, has given the chair a very special place in the history of   interior design.  This timeless piece   of furniture still looks extravagant and fascinating and is a great, tasteful   addition to any modern interior.