The Little Petra chair was first made for the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild in 1938. Designed by Viggo Boesen (1907 – 1985) a Danish architect was not widely known and nicknamed the “unknown Artisan“. Though his name may not be well known, his funkis designs contributed to Denmark’s signature design aesthetic in the 1930’s. The Funkis style, functionalism, was Denmark’s precursor to Danish modernism “Distinguished by a softer, more abundant, organic aesthetic that challenged the minimalistic approach of Bauhaus” – &Tradition
The Little Petra chair (named after Boesen’s mother-in-law) is among his best and most desirable designs together with his rattan chair for Sika designs. Boesen underestimated the popularity of the Little Petra, in fact only 30 were ever made. It was made to order and handcrafted by one of Denmark’s most respected cabinetmakers A.J. Iversen. Inevitably the chair became a rare sight and as a result it fetched a high price in auction houses.
&Tradition, a company that cherishes timeless deigns and honours old masters as well as new designers, have relaunched the Little Petra. Equally important to both Boesen and &Tradition, the chair is made with natural materials to a high quality. The legs are crafted in oak or walnut and choice of fabric options.
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Yet another chair I need in my life.
Materials – Wood, HR foam, polyester wadding, fabric upholstery
Dimensions – H: 75cm/29.2in, D: 83cm/32.7in, L: 79cm/31.1in, Seat height: 40cm/15.8in, Seating depth: 55cm/21.7in
Fabric options upon request. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Images courtesy of &Tradition