&Tradition Little Petra VB1 Chair Karakorum 003

Viggo Boesen

Initially introduced back in 1938, Little Petra won instant praise at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition, subsequently winning awards at exhibits in New York and Berlin.

  • Materials: Bouclé wool and viscose fabric, inspired by precious astrakhan fur. Soft hand-feel (fabric Dedar Karakorum 003). Wood, HR foam, polyester wadding, Walnut or Oak wood legs
  • Dimensions: Height - 75cm x Depth - 83cm x Length - 79cm (Seat height: 40cm / Seating depth: 55cm)
  • Delivery Time: Walnut around 4 weeks, Oak around 8/10 weeks

Designed By
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 mass-produced 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.