It all started in 2004 when Dennis Marquart and Jakob Hanghøj partnered up with the ambition to create beautiful designs of high quality vegetable-tanned leather. Out of this came OX design. The name OX was chosen as a tribute to our unique leather and to the animal providing it.
At the time, Dennis Marquart was a promising designer and had already won recognition throughout the world winning international design awards. Dennis studied furniture design at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. During his studies, he went abroad to study in China and Japan. After 6 months at the Design Academy, Tokai Daguka,in Japan, he was honored student of the year.During his exchange period, he learned about the importance of simplicity, aesthetics and precision. Today all three are important elements in his designs and important ingredients to our design philosophy.
Our ambition is to make simple yet elegant designs with a light expression using solid materials. The O Table in marble is a perfect example of our design philosophy giving its light and simple expression despite the use of a solid and heavy material. Maybefor this same reason the Danish Design Awards nominated the O Table for the “Furniture of the Year” award in 2014.
For some years ago, we decided to change our brand name to OX DENMARQ. We wanted to use the name DENMARQ to emphasize that we are Danish design brand based on the Danish design tradition and that most of our furniture is produced in Denmark. However, DENMARQ not only refers to our home country, but also to co-founder and designer DENnis MARQuart.
Despite the change of brand name, our philosophy to produce beautifuland affordable handmade design furniture of high quality natural materials by combining Danish design tradition and skilled craftsmanship remained unchanged. Our leather is cut and hand sown in Spain and most of our frames are handmade in-house just outside Copenhagen. If taken good care of, OX DENMARQ furniture can be passed on to the next generation.