Little Petra VB1 Padded armchair – 1938 reissue – Sheepskin by &tradition Brown


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&tradition Padded armchair Brown Textile.
Dimensions: L 81 x Depth 83 cm x H 75 cm – Seat: H 40 cm.
The Little Petra armchair is a creation from the Danish interior designer Viggo Boesen (1907 – 1985) who, in the 1930s, following the example of Alvar Aalto and Arne Jacobsen, introduced the “Funkis style”, or Scandinavian functionalism, which was in sharp contrast to German or French functionalism due to its taste for curved lines and natural materials.
Following the example of Finn Juhl, Viggo Boesen liked round and organic shapes, standing out as a radical counterpoint to the cold and somewhat disembodied stiffness of Bauhaus.
Launched originally in 1938, the Little Petra armchair immediately received unambitious approval in the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition, winning numerous awards during subsequent exhibitions in New York and Berlin.
A real precursor to what would later become Danish modernism, Little Petra is a gem fated for a new future.
Designed for just a few private clients, the Little Petra armchair was originally made by one of the most renowned cabinet makers of the time, A.J.
Iversen, who was decorated with the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Dannebrog for his quality craftsmanship.
Just thirty pieces were manufactured at the time.
&tradition is bringing this wonderful piece to life by reissuing it.
Close to the ground, open and welcoming, Little Petra is an extremely comfortable lounge chair which lets you sit in multiple positions.
Named after Boesen’s mother-in-law, Little Petra is surprisingly small, compact and expressive, which allows it to fit into all kinds of spaces.
You will find Viggo Boesen’s love for cabinet making and the noble materials in the choice of the wonderful oiled solid wooden base.
Martin Kornbek Hansen, founder of &tradition, explains: “Little Petra is a real find from the archives of Danish design.
Even though he isn’t very well-known by the general public, Boesen’s work has contributed to Danish aesthetics of the 1930s.
We are delighted to honour this original concept, while writing a new chapter in the history books.
Dimensions:L 81 x Depth 83 cm x H 75 cm – Seat: H 40 cm