Long a “grail” for collectors, &Tradition reissues architect Viggo Boesen’s 1938 Little Petra. Though few of this coveted lounge chair were produced originally, the chair is a prime example of “funkis,” a Scandinavian take on functionalism and purpose in design. Wood legs in white oiled oak or walnut pair organically with luxe sheepskin or wool upholstery. Named after Viggo’s mother-in-law, Little Petra is smallish in scale but provides surprisingly roomy comfort, making it as perfect in a bedroom as salon. Pair it with the Little Petra ATD1 Pouf for added comfort.
- 29.5" h x 31.9" w x 32.7" d (75x81x83cm)
- Seat height: 15.7" (40cm)
Solid oak or walnut, HR foam, polyester
- Fabric Group 2: Fiord, Hallingdal, Loop, Tonus
- Fabric Group 3: Sunniva, Vidar
- Fabric Group 4: Atlas, Karakorum, Karandash, Serafino
- COM and COL available on request
Design is never static. When Copenhagen-based &Tradition was established in 2010, founder Martin Kornbek Hansen's mission was to produce work that was defined by a unique vision, whether it came from Danish legends of the past or young innovators of the future. The roster extends from timeless luminaries such as Verner Panton and Arne Jacobsen to current leading lights Samuel Wilkinson and Norm.Architects to exciting new names Mia Hamborg and Victor Vetterlein. As the company's Kornbek Hansen puts it: "We see a kinship between the old masters, who were avant-garde in their time, and new designers creating the ground-breaking icons of today."
With its library of furniture and lighting extending from the 1930s to the present day, the firm is uniquely positioned to carry on the Nordic tradition of unstinting craftsmanship and adroit use of materials. Nonetheless, &Tradition sees its future in global terms, handpicking design talent and production facilities internationally in an effort to continually produce relevant product and engage a new generation of conscious consumers.