Greta Magnusson Grossman, USA, 1952
Dining Table in walnut and formica. Designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman for Glenn of California, USA, 1952.
L 62" x W 36 " x H 29"
L 157.5 cm x W 91.4 cm x 73.7 cm
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Greta Magnusson Grossman, Sweden, 1937
After finishing a one-year woodworking apprenticeship in her hometown of Helsingborg in the late 1920s, Greta Magnusson Grossman was awarded a scholarship to enroll at Konstfack, the renowned Stockholm arts and design institution. In 1933, Grossman and Konstfack classmate Erik Ullrich opened Studio, a store and workshop in Stockholm. From there, she took on numerous commissions designing unique furniture and interiors, which garnered positive attention and accolades. This 1937 coffee table was designed by Grossman for retail at Studio and was generously featured in the Swedish press as well as in Domus magazine....
Coffee table in birch with thick round glass top. Produced for Grossman's store, Studio, Sweden, circa 1937. Good original condition.
Greta Magnusson Grossman
Greta Magnusson Grossman maintained a prolific forty-year career on two continents, Europe and North America, with achievements in industrial design, interior design, and architecture. Although it was not as frequently exhibited in Good Design exhibitions in the 1950s as her Cobra table lamp, Magnusson Grossman’s Grasshopper floor lamp has become over time one of the most famous lights of midcentury modern design. This example in coral pink dates to the first years of production by Ralph O. Smith, the tiny Californian midcentury lighting manufactory, and allegedly belonged to Andy Warhol....
R & Company represents the Estate of Greta Magnusson Grossman and, over the past decade, has placed more than a half dozen Grasshopper lamps in American museum collections.
"Grasshopper" floor lamp in enameled aluminum and steel with original coral paint.
Designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman for Ralph O. Smith, Burbank, California, 1947-48.
14" L x 14" W x 48" H
Greta Magnusson Grossman, USA, 1950
Walnut and black laminate with iron legs....
Greta Magnusson Grossman, USA, 1950s
Stump wood coffee table with sculptural brass base, commonly referred to as the "Ironing Board"....
Designed for Glenn of California, Los Angeles.
Greta Magnusson Grossman, USA, 1949
This chaise longue had a short production run and was one of the last fully upholstered pieces that Grossman designed, similar to another chaise with wrought iron feet she created around the same time. There are a few photographs of this version, produced by Sherman Bertram. Its scale is unusual in comparison to other chaise longues because it is wide and short, almost like a love seat. This piece can be seen in a sketch Grossman created for the residence of Frank Sinatra, alongside the floor lamp also on this show. The present example is upholstered with “Max” fabric designed and handwoven by rruka....
Chaise lounge in ivory upholstery with button tufting and tapered wooden feet. Designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman for Sherman Bertram, USA, circa 1949.
Greta Magnusson Grossman, USA, 1948
Task lamp in aluminum and brass; original black paint in excellent condition for Ralph O. Smith, Burbank, California....
Greta Magnusson Grossman, USA, 1947
"Grasshopper" floor lamp in black paint....
For Ralph O. Smith, Burbank, California.
Greta Magnusson Grossman, USA, 1941
This kidney-shaped sofa was created by Greta Magnusson Grossman in Sweden and redesigned between 1941 and 1942 for Barker Brothers in Los Angeles. She still favored the curved lines of her Swedish production, but this sofa also reveals a possible influence of Hollywood Regency furniture, which comes as no surprise since Grossman very quickly became a part of the Golden Era scene. With a showroom on North Rodeo Drive inaugurated in 1941, she attracted celebrity clients such as Greta Garbo, Joan Fontaine, and Gracie Allen. The present model was acquired from a family estate in San Angelo, Texas....
Curved sofa in ivory bouclé upholstery with button tufted backrest. Designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman for Barker Brothers, Los Angeles, 1941-42. Upholstered with "Pebble Wool" fabric in Eggshell, designed by Maharam.