LITTLE PETRA

by Viggo Boesen, 1938

The Little Petra lounge chair with sheepskin cover by & tradition is an absolute eye-catcher. At the sight of the cubic and shapely Little Petra armchair, you want to settle on the cocktail chair with a book or drink and leave the frantic world behind. This well-being is enhanced by the reference with real sheepskin. The vegan version of Little Petra, with two different fabric types, is available as a separate item at TAGWERC Design STORE.

Manufacturer The Flowerpot and Topan lights by &Tradition. Design by Verner Panton
Material Wood | Sheepskin
Shipping 4 weeks
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Little Petra sheepskin

Architect and designer Viggo Boesen first introduced the lounge chair Little Petra in 1938 as part of the exhibition `Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition`. This was followed by other international exhibitions and prizes, although only 30 pieces were manufactured. Little Petra convinces in a compact size with a special shape. Like a kind of negative mold, the backrest of the Little Petra lounge armchair recreates the anatomical silhouette of the sitter. Thanks to this intimacy, the lounge chair Little Petra feels particularly comfortable and playfully outshines large voluminous wingback chairs.

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The ergonomic shape of the Panton Chair Classic promotes active sitting, something that Desiger Verner Panton was particularly interested in, as he himself did not want to sit in one place for long. Already since his architectural studies, Verner Panton has been working on chair designs that could do without the classic, four rigid legs. The designer did not oly expect a more dynamic look from this idea. The sit features should also offer more flexibility and variety of movement. After Panton had received several cancellations from other furniture manufacturers, he was able to inspire the entrepreneur couple Erika and Willi Fehlbaum of his idea. He moved to Basel, the headquarter of Fehlbaum’s company vitra. After almost ten years of development work, the Panton Chair – now Panton Chair Classic – finally went into series production.

The lounge chair Little Petra is named after Boesens mother-in-law and the fact that this cocktail chair with a total height of just 75 centimeters seems to be relatively small. Nevertheless, Little Petra does not compromise on comfort and not only proves to be particularly comfortable but also extremely versatile in the choice of seating position.

Deep on the floor, open and ‘hugging’, Little Petra embodies the essence of a lounge chair, allowing for all kinds of seating in every conceivable environment: lobby, lounge, living room, club, maid, nursery, bedroom, hallway, office. “A lot of work has been done to ensure maximum comfort, from the seat to the upholstery,” emphasizes the manufacturer in 2018, when Little Petra was reborn. The use of natural materials has also been emphasized: the legs of the chair are made of oak or walnut and are reminiscent of Viggo Boesens love for natural materials.

Especially the version with sheepskin supports this idea and is characterized by special features. For one thing, real sheepskin is particularly sturdy and hard-wearing. On the other hand, Litte Petra with sheepskin is characterized by its moisture-regulating and insulating properties, which make it cuddly warm and comfortable. Litte Petra from &tradition is a lounge chair, which has what it takes to be a favorite spot, are the TAGWERC furnishing experts really convinced.

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Material

  • Material
  • Colour
  • Frame
  • Wood/Sheepskin
  • Beige
  • Oiled walnut

Dimension

  • Height
  • Width
  • Seat height
  • Weight
  • 75.00 cm
  • 81.00 cm
  • 41.00 cm
  • 20.00 kg

Besonderheiten

  • Outdoor suitable
  • Stackable
  • No
  • No
  • The Little Petra Lounge Chair will be handcrafted for you after your order.

    Since this is a natural product, every coat is slightly different. Minor deviations in color, structure, size are normal.

The Little Petra chair was designed by
Viggo Boesen

Original Verliebt. Arne Jacobsen Design im TAGWERC Design STORE.

Viggo Boesen is one of the rough diamonds Danish designs of the 20th century. With his designs and design works in the style of the 'Danish Golden Age' and using natural materials, the native Dane is experiencing a renaissance because of his sustainable approach. The designer and architect received an award for his Little Petra design, which was reissued by &tadition in 2018.

Overview of Little Petra Family

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