Greta Magnusson Grossman, USA, 1948-49
"Cobra" wall-mounted lamp in aluminum and steel, original paint in excellent condition. Designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman, for Ralph O. Smith, Burbank, California, 1948-49. Pair available.
13" L x 11.5" W x 7" H
33cm L x 29.2cm W x 17.8cm H
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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, 1950
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Greta Magnusson Grossman, USA, circa 1937
Coffee table in birch with thick round glass top. Produced for Grossman's store, Studio, Sweden, circa 1937. Good original condition....
Greta Magnusson Grossman, USA, 1947
In 1948, Greta Magnusson Grossman stated that to create furniture that could blend all periods. Her solution was not to mix different styles but to develop a unique look. Such is the case with this very rare armchair that Grossman designed for Barker Brothers in 1947, the year they opened Modern Shop. The armchair does combine the typical Scandinavian arm “swoop” with the ease of the California coast, but it is conceived as a new and innovative design. The piece was part of the Multi-Unit Pacific Line, created by Grossman for Barker in Ash wood with a “Palomino” stain finish, which gives the wood a golden sheen....
"Palimino" lounge chair with original hand-woven upholstery on a wood frame.
Greta Magnusson Grossman, USA, circa 1952
This desk, designed for Glenn of California in 1952, is the epitome of Grossman’s pairing wrought iron details with beautifully figured walnut into a balanced composition. This specific piece is unique in that it does not have the black laminate top normally present in the model, meaning it was a special order and not a production piece. This desk ultimately symbolizes Grossman’s full dive into California modernism while at the same time keeping her particular asymmetric approach. The petite scale suggests this desk was meant for a home, as Grossman was committed to modernizing the home office and worked from home herself....
Desk in walnut and wrought iron with pencil box. Designed for Glenn of California.
Greta Magnusson Grossman, USA, 1949
"Cobra" lamp in aluminum and steel, original paint in excellent condition. Designed for Ralph O. Smith, Burbank, CA....
Greta Magnusson Grossman, USA, 1952
The same year that Greta Magnusson Grossman won the Museum of Modern Art’s “Good Design” designation in 1952 for the chair she designed for Glenn of California, she developed a comprehensive collection called the “62 Series” for the company, so named because Glenn’s founder and owner Bob Baron felt it was ten years ahead of its time. The prolific designer additionally created this line of dressers for the company, in which the feet structure gives lightness and dynamism to the piece. At the same time, the drawer knobs provide a modern twist....
Single dresser in walnut on wrought iron legs. Designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman for Glenn of California, Los Angeles, 1952.
Greta Magnusson Grossman, USA, 1948
Task lamp in aluminum and brass; original black paint in excellent condition for Ralph O. Smith, Burbank, California. Pair available....