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Little Petra Lounge Chair

design Viggo Boesen, 1938

Initially introduced back in 1938, Little Petra lounge chair won instant praise at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition, subsequently winning awards at exhibits in New York and Berlin. It’s one of just a few designs by architect Viggo Boesen, who became associated with Denmark’s signature design aesthetic in the 1930s called funkis style. Like Finn Juhl, Viggo Boesen liked the round and organic shapes, thus asserting himself as a radical counterpoint to the cold and slightly disembodied nature of the Bauhaus.

Named Little Petra by Boesen’s mother-in-law in reference to its compactness and expressiveness. Low to the ground, open and embracing, Little Petra is an extremely comfortable lounge chair, allowing for all kinds of seating positions. Respecting Boesen’s love of cabinetmaking and noble materials, the legs of the chair have been crafted in oak or walnut.

Little Petra is also available as a sofa.

Lounge Chair W81 x D83 x H75 cm – Seat height 40 cm – Seat depth 55 cm
Pouf 53 x 53 x H38 cm

Materials HR foam, polyester-wadding + upholstery
Wood white oiled oak or oiled walnut –  legs fitted with felt glides as standard

quick delivery versions

Little Petra pouf
Karakorum 003 + oiled walnut
1089

Little Petra lounge chair
Karakorum 003 + oiled walnut
3399 €

Little Petra pouf
Karakorum 003 + white oiled oak
1089

Little Petra lounge chair
Karakorum 003 + white oiled oak
3399 €

Little Petra pouf
sheepskin Moonlight + oiled walnut
1429

Little Petra lounge chair
sheepskin Moonlight + oiled walnut
4629

Little Petra pouf
sheepskin Moonlight + white oiled oak
1429

Little Petra lounge chair
sheepskin Moonlight + white oiled oak
4629

Little Petra pouf
sheepskin Sahara + white oiled oak
1429

Little Petra lounge chair
sheepskin Sahara + white oiled oak
4629

Little Petra pouf
sheepskin Sahara + oiled walnut
1429

Little Petra lounge chair
sheepskin Sahara + oiled walnut
4629

Little Petra (with or without pouf)
Hallingdal 130 + white oiled oak
from 2725 €

Little Petra (with or without pouf)
Hallingdal 130 + oiled walnut
from 2725 €

customize your Little Petra

Little Petra Lounge Chair
from 2995 €

Little Petra Pouf
from 1019 €

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Viggo Boesen

Viggo Boesen is a relatively little known architect who contributed to Denmark’s signature design aesthetic in the 1930s. In particular, his work reflected Scandinavian ‘Funkis’ style, a Nordic take on Art Deco. In contrast to massproduced materials and the less-is-more approach from the Bauhaus school of thought, Boesen brought a soft, warm and almost naive aspect to design, ushering in new forms of upholstered furniture.

 

Only a few of his designs were ever produced, yet Boesen’s original ideas, organic shapes and expressive design lingo were precursors to Denmark’s subsequent stance on modernism in the decades that followed.