GROSSMAN '62-SERIES' desk
The desk is made up of one left cabinet, comprising two low drawers and one high drawer.
Designed in 1952, but named “the 62-series” because they were deemed to be ten years ahead of their time. The slender metal legs with the small solid wood spheres are a contrast to the sharp rectangular shapes, giving the furniture a characteristic appearance of lightness, the pieces almost seeming to defy gravity. It is made in American walnut, legs in powder-coated metal and a deep, black, full gloss finish on the top plates and doors. The “62-series” is made to order.
Greta M. Grossman
Greta Grossman (1906-1999) maintained a prolific forty-year career on two continents: Europe and North America. Her achievements were many and encompassed industrial design, interior design and architecture. In 1933, having successfully completed her fellowship at the renowned Stockholm arts institution, Konstfack, she opened Studio, a combined store and workshop. During the same year Grossman married jazz musician, Billy Grossman with whom she later emigrated to the United States, settling in Los Angeles.
Through the 40’s and 50’s Grossman exhibited her designs at museums worldwide, including MoMA in New York and The National Museum in Stockholm.
“The fact that she is relatively unknown just makes the process for Gubi more interesting, as we have an honest opportunity to continue to convey Greta Grossman’s designs.Greta Grossman was known in her time in both Sweden and California, USA. However, she ended up largely unknown and almost forgotten. I am very happy that we can give this magnificent female designer a second comeback.” – Jacob Gubi