by Viggo Boesen, 1938

The Little Petra lounge chair with fabric 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. The fabric cover Hallingdal, a classic under the cover fabrics, brings the harmonious rounded shape of the armchair Little Petra to advantage. In addition to the Hallingdal fabric cover, there is Little Petra covered with the fabric Karakorum and a version of sheepskin. These ones are listed as separate articles at TAGWERC Design STORE.

Manufacturer The Flowerpot and Topan lights by &Tradition. Design by Verner Panton
Material Wood | Cover: Hallingdal 130: grey
Shipping 4 weeks
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Little Petra Hallingdal 130

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.

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.

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The fabric Hallingdal is itself a design classic. Hallingdal was the first wool fabric produced by Kvadrat, designed in 1965 by legendary textile designer Nanna Ditzel. With a mixture of new wool and viscose, Hallingdal adepts perfectly to the chair shape.

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. Litte Petra from &tradition with vegan cover is truely a lounge chair, which has what it takes to be a favorite spot, are the TAGWERC furnishing experts really convinced

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Little Petra

  • Cover
  • Upholstery fabric
  • Designer
  • Manufacturer
  • Made in
  • Colour
  • Virgin wool
  • Cotton
  • Viscosis
  • Polyamid
  • Width
  • Weight
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Fastness to light
  • Pilling
  • Frame
  • Wood legs
  • .
  • Hallingdal
  • Nanna Ditzel
  • Dedar
  • Norway
  • Grey
  • 70%
  • 24%
  • 30%
  • 1%
  • 130 cm
  • 795 g/lin.m
  • 100.000 Martindale
  • Typ 7
  • Note 3-4
  • .
  • Oiled walnut


  • Lounge Chair
  • Height
  • Width
  • Seat height
  • Weight
  • Pouf
  • Height
  • Width
  • Seat height
  • Weight
  • .
  • 75.00 cm
  • 81.00 cm
  • 40.00 cm
  • 20.00 kg
  • .
  • 38.00 cm
  • 53.00 cm
  • 38.00 cm
  • 5.20 kg


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

The Little Petra lounge chair was designed by
Viggo Boesen

The Danish designer Viggo Boesen sitting in a boat.
The young designer Viggo Boesen with two women in his arms.
Designer Viggo Boesen with a pipe.
Original Verliebt. Design objects by Viggo Boesen in the TAGWERC Design STORE.

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

Limited Edition - Little Petra