Dimensions

Width 81 cm
Depth 65 cm
Height 75 cm
Weight 20 kg
Seat depth 52 cm
Seat height 37 cm

Materials

Base finish Oiled walnut
Materials Wood, HR foam, polyester wadding
Upholstery Aussie 09 Moonlight

Specification

Suitable for contract use Yes
Suitable for outdoor use No
Year of design 2018

Resources

3D model (.zip)
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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.

It’s one of just a few designs by architect Viggo Boesen, who became associated with Denmark’s signature design aesthetic in the 1930s called funkis style. Distinguished by a softer, more abundant, organic aesthetic that challenged the minimalistic approach of Bauhaus.

Named after Boesen’s mother-in-law, Little Petra is indeed surprisingly petite, able to fit into all kinds of spaces, interiors and environments. Low to the ground, open and embracing, it embodies the essence of a lounge chair, allowing for all kinds of seating positions in any cosy setting imaginable. A lot of work has gone into ensuring the utmost comfort, from the seat to the upholstery. Respecting Boesen’s love of natural materials, the legs of the chair have been crafted in oak or walnut. The result is an endearing lounge chair that beckons you to stay.


Craft meets art. Function meets form. Material meets potential.