Little Petra sofa 

&Tradition – Viggo Boesen, 1938 

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Little Petra Sofa  &Tradition  Viggo Boesen, 1938

As harmonious as it is comfortable, the Little Petra sofa is from the same series as the Little Petra lounge chair, 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.

Little Petra Sofa  &Tradition  Viggo Boesen, 1938
Little Petra Sofa  &Tradition  Viggo Boesen, 1938

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

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Little Petra Sofa  &Tradition  Viggo Boesen, 1938

Fabric Karakorum 003 + oiled walnut legs

Little Petra Sofa  &Tradition  Viggo Boesen, 1938

Fabric Karakorum 003 + white oiled oak legs

Little Petra Sofa  &Tradition  Viggo Boesen, 1938

Sahara Sheepskin + oiled walnut legs

Little Petra Sofa  &Tradition  Viggo Boesen, 1938

Sahara Sheepskin + white oiled oak legs

Little Petra Sofa  &Tradition  Viggo Boesen, 1938

Moonlight Sheepskin + white oiled oak legs

Little Petra Sofa  &Tradition  Viggo Boesen, 1938

Moonlight Sheepskin + oiled walnut legs

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Little Petra Sofa  &Tradition  Viggo Boesen, 1938
Little Petra Sofa  &Tradition  Viggo Boesen, 1938
Little Petra Sofa  &Tradition  Viggo Boesen, 1938
Little Petra Sofa  &Tradition  Viggo Boesen, 1938
Little Petra Sofa  &Tradition  Viggo Boesen, 1938

Viggo Boesen

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.