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As harmonious as it is comfortable, the Little Petra sofa is from the same series as the Little Petra armchair, designed by the Danish architect Viggo Boesen in 1938. Like the armchair, it allows many positions, sitting or semi-reclining, thanks to the enveloping shape of the back. It is available in the same versions as the armchair, with solid base in oak or walnut.
Material HR foam, polyester-wadding. The legs are fitted with felt glides as standard
Wood white oiled oak – oiled walnut
Dimensions L150 x P80 x H75 cm – seating depth 55 cm – seating height 40 cm
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.