Posts tagged as 'Greta Grossman'

Detail of a desk from the '62-series' by Greta Grossman, recently reissued by Gubi

Following last year’s relaunch of the iconic, modernist ‘Grasshopper’ lamp, in 2012 Danish furniture and lighting brand Gubi revived not one but further four elegant, Mid-Century modern classics created by the acclaimed designer and architect, Greta Grossman. Relaunched at this year’s edition of Stockholm Furniture Fair, the ’62-series’ wasn’t designed in 1962, as its name may suggest, but more than half a century ago, in 1952, with the number wittily indicating that the pieces were ten years ahead of their time. Characterised by the use of contrasting colours and materials such as; natural American walnut, glossy black laminate and powder-coated metal, the four-piece furniture collection comprises a desk and three chests of drawers in varying sizes, all of which will be available from autumn 2012.

 

Watch ‘Greta Grossman – A Pioneer Female Designer’ documentary at the end of this post.

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‘Grasshopper’ floor lamp by Greta Grossman reissued by Gubi

Danish furniture and lighting manufacturer Gubi has reissued this famous modernist ‘Grasshopper’ floor lamp designed in 1947 by the Swedish-born architect and designer Greta Grossman. The slender, elegantly curved steel-and-aluminium lamp maintains most of its original features and has been re-relased in five muted shades such as anthracite grey, warm grey, blue-grey, jet black and vintage red. (more…)