Greta M. Grossman Writing Desk for Glenn of California


Writing desk by Swedish architect and designer Greta M. Grossman for Glenn of California in the 1950’s. Grossman’s capability in mixing Scandinavian and SoCal modern gave her the ability to develop a unique design aesthetic synonymous with her name. Built out of quality materials such as walnut wood this desk features cylindrical legs and rounded edges that contrast nicely with the sharp-edged table top and boxy storage compartment complete with a beautiful spherical walnut wood door pull.

$ 8,500




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SPECIFICATIONS


Manufacturer

Glenn of California

Country

United States

Date of Manufacturer

1950-1959

Materials

Walnut Wood

Period Style

Mid-Century Modern

Condition

Excellent

Extra Conditions

Dimensions

28inH x 47.75inW x 24inD

Number of Items

1

ID Number

CO-0059

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Greta M. Grossman

With a passion for design and architecture, Greta Grossman’s innovative ideas included a unique approach to the use of mixed materials and asymmetrical shapes. Her timeless furniture pieces demonstrate a clean and colorful mix of Scandinavian and California Modernism.

Born and raised in Helsingborg, Sweden, Grossman descended from a family of Swedish cabinetmakers. In the male-dominated cabinetmaker business, Greta was the only female participant at a woodwork apprenticeship. Her effort through the workshop helped her earn a scholarship to continue her studies at Konstfack. She transcended in her technical drawing skills and concentrated on her furniture, ceramics and textile designs at Konstfack.

In 1933 Grossman became the first woman to receive the Furniture Design Award from the Swedish Society of Industrial Design. She traveled through Europe and wrote reports on the field of interior design and architecture for the Swedish paper. In that same year, she opened ‘Studio’ in Stockholm, a combined workshop and store, where she designed and produced furniture and accessory pieces.

In 1940 she emigrated to Los Angeles with her husband, Billy Grossman. That same year she opened a store on Rodeo Drive named Magnussen-Grossman, where she worked with several Hollywood stars as an interior and furniture designer as well as an architect. Through her store, she imported Scandinavian design, being one of the first to introduce the style in the United States and redefining California Modernism. Her work is characterized by the unique incorporation of mixed materials and petite proportions. In 1950, she received the Good Design Award from MOMA for her Cobra lamp, a sophisticated yet playful design which remains one of her most recognizable to date.

In addition to her skills as a furniture and interior designer, Grossman is also known for her work as an architect. Working with various materials including steel, stone, and rich woods, she designed fourteen homes in Los Angeles, one in the Bay Area and another in her home of Sweden, many of which have since been demolished. In 1943, she designed her own Beverly Hills home, which she acted as both the architect and interior designer.

By the late 1950’s, Greta became a professor and lecturer and various schools, including UCLA and the Art Center in Pasadena. Though she faded into obscurity by the late 1960’s, Grossman remains one of the most iconic and influential female designers of mid-century design.



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PRODUCT CARE


Wood

  • Keep the furniture in a cool, dry place
  • Avoid furniture's direct exposure to rain, sun or wind
  • Avoid placing hot objects directly on the piece to prevent undesirable marks or permanent circles.
  • Avoid placing objects that may cause scratches to the surface
  • Clean using water only in small quantities and apply it with soft, damp cloth
  • After damp cloth wipe with a soft, dry cloth
  • You can use other liquids that are especially for cleaning wood furniture. Take into account the type of wood and follow the manufacturer's instructions

Greta M. Grossman Writing Desk for Glenn of California

$ 8,500





  43 customer reviews

Read helpful customer reviews
from Etsy.com


Writing desk by Swedish architect and designer Greta M. Grossman for Glenn of California in the 1950’s. Grossman’s capability in mixing Scandinavian and SoCal modern gave her the ability to develop a unique design aesthetic synonymous with her name. Built out of quality materials such as walnut wood this desk features cylindrical legs and rounded edges that contrast nicely with the sharp-edged table top and boxy storage compartment complete with a beautiful spherical walnut wood door pull.

SPECIFICATIONS






SHOPPING WITH D.M.L.A. MEANS


Quality Management

Our quality management system allows us to provide you with exclusive products of a very high caliber.

Pro Customer Service

Friendly assistance through efficient communication focused on providing you timely information.

Authenticity Guaranteed

Each product is meticulously evaluated by our team of experts, guaranteeing you top quality authenticity.

Secure Online Purchasing

With our online shopping system, you can acquire precious treasures in a comfortable, safe and reliable way.

SHIPPING

Shipping around the world

RETURNS ACCEPTED

All items can be returned or exchanged

ONLINE PAYMENT METHODS

We accept the following methods

Visa Logo Master Card Logo Pay Pal Logo American Express Logo Discover Logo

MEET THE DESIGNER


Greta M. Grossman



With a passion for design and architecture, Greta Grossman’s innovative ideas included a unique approach to the use of mixed materials and asymmetrical shapes. Her timeless furniture pieces demonstrate a clean and colorful mix of Scandinavian and California Modernism.

Born and raised in Helsingborg, Sweden, Grossman descended from a family of Swedish cabinetmakers. In the male-dominated cabinetmaker business, Greta was the only female participant at a woodwork apprenticeship. Her effort through the workshop helped her earn a scholarship to continue her studies at Konstfack. She transcended in her technical drawing skills and concentrated on her furniture, ceramics and textile designs at Konstfack.

In 1933 Grossman became the first woman to receive the Furniture Design Award from the Swedish Society of Industrial Design. She traveled through Europe and wrote reports on the field of interior design and architecture for the Swedish paper. In that same year, she opened ‘Studio’ in Stockholm, a combined workshop and store, where she designed and produced furniture and accessory pieces.

In 1940 she emigrated to Los Angeles with her husband, Billy Grossman. That same year she opened a store on Rodeo Drive named Magnussen-Grossman, where she worked with several Hollywood stars as an interior and furniture designer as well as an architect. Through her store, she imported Scandinavian design, being one of the first to introduce the style in the United States and redefining California Modernism. Her work is characterized by the unique incorporation of mixed materials and petite proportions. In 1950, she received the Good Design Award from MOMA for her Cobra lamp, a sophisticated yet playful design which remains one of her most recognizable to date.

In addition to her skills as a furniture and interior designer, Grossman is also known for her work as an architect. Working with various materials including steel, stone, and rich woods, she designed fourteen homes in Los Angeles, one in the Bay Area and another in her home of Sweden, many of which have since been demolished. In 1943, she designed her own Beverly Hills home, which she acted as both the architect and interior designer.

By the late 1950’s, Greta became a professor and lecturer and various schools, including UCLA and the Art Center in Pasadena. Though she faded into obscurity by the late 1960’s, Grossman remains one of the most iconic and influential female designers of mid-century design.

Read More...


PRODUCT CARE


Wood

  • Keep the furniture in a cool, dry place
  • Avoid furniture's direct exposure to rain, sun or wind
  • Avoid placing hot objects directly on the piece to prevent undesirable marks or permanent circles.
  • Avoid placing objects that may cause scratches to the surface
  • Clean using water only in small quantities and apply it with soft, damp cloth
  • After damp cloth wipe with a soft, dry cloth
  • You can use other liquids that are especially for cleaning wood furniture. Take into account the type of wood and follow the manufacturer's instructions