Viggo Boesen is a relatively little known architect who contributed to Denmark’s signature design aesthetic in the 1930s. In particular, his work reflected Scandinavian ‘Funkis’ style, a Nordic take on Art Deco. Distinguished by a softer, more abundant, organic aesthetic that challenged the minimalistic approach of Bauhaus and ushering in new forms of upholstered furniture.
Only a few of his designs were ever produced, yet Boesen’s original ideas, organic shapes and expressive design vernacular were precursors to Denmark’s subsequent stance on modernism in the decades that followed.
One of Viggo Boesen's more iconic designs is the Little Petra Chair for &Tradition.