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Greta Magnusson-Grossman

Swedish, 1906-1999

Designer and architect Greta Magnusson-Grossman first gained fame in her native Sweden, where she established her store and workshop and became the first woman to receive a prize for furniture design from the Swedish Society of Industrial Design. In 1940, she married jazz musician Billy Grossman and moved to Los Angeles.

Upon her arrival in Southern California, she opened the Magnusson-Grossman Studio on Rodeo Drive and rapidly became popular among the Hollywood elite, including Greta Garbo and Gracie Allen. In addition to creating iconic furniture and lighting — like the Grasshopper series for Barker Bros. or the Cobra lamp for Ralph O. Smith — Magnusson-Grossman designed 14 homes in the Los Angeles area inspired by the Case Study Houses.

Combining her Scandinavian roots with laid-back West Coast style, Magnusson-Grossman became a notable contributor to California modernism.

Find a range of vintage Greta Magnusson-Grossman table lamps, floor lamps and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Cobra Table Lamp
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Grasshopper Floor Lamp
Grasshopper Floor Lamp
Modern Line Sofa
Modern Line Sofa
Grasshopper Table Lamp
Grasshopper Table Lamp
Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Cobra' Table Lamp in Black
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Glendale, CA
Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Cobra' table lamp in black. Designed in 1950 by Grossman, this is an authorized re-edition by GUBI of Denmark who meticulously reproduces her work with scru...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Greta Magnusson-Grossman

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Aluminum, Steel

Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Grasshopper' Floor Lamp in Warm Gray
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Glendale, CA
Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Grasshopper' floor lamp in warm gray. Designed in 1947 by Grossman, this is an authorized re-edition by GUBI of Denmark who meticulously reproduces her work...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Greta Magnusson-Grossman

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Aluminum, Steel, Brass

Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Cobra' Table Lamp in White
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Glendale, CA
Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Cobra' table lamp in white. Designed in 1950 by Grossman, this is an authorized re-edition by GUBI of Denmark who meticulously reproduces her work with scru...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Greta Magnusson-Grossman

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Aluminum, Steel

Greta Grossman Grasshopper Table Lamp, Oyster White
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
Greta M. Grossman designed the iconic Gräshoppa table lamp in 1947 and with its sophisticated yet playful design, it is still as relevant today. The distinctive, elongated conical sh...
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Mid-19th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Antique Greta Magnusson-Grossman

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Aluminum, Brass

Floor Lamp “Grasshopper” Model G-33 Designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Stockholm, SE
Designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman for Bergboms, Sweden, 1950’s. Lacquered metal. Rare blue colour. Marked ‘G-33 BERGBOMS’. H: 124 cm / 4' 3/4'' W: 38 cm / 15'' D: 42...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Greta Magnusson-Grossman

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Metal

Cobra Lamp by Greta M. Grossman for Ralph O. Smith
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Iconic cobra lamp by Greta M. Grossman for Ralph O. Smith, circa 1950 in grey gun metal finish.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Greta Magnusson-Grossman

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Metal, Chrome

Greta Grossman B-4 Table Lamp, French Blue
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The B-4 table lamp by Greta M. Grossman was designed in 1945 and bears her whimsical and powerful signature style. With playful angles and geometric elements, the table lamp is chara...
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Mid-19th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Antique Greta Magnusson-Grossman

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Aluminum

  • Greta Grossman B-4 Table Lamp, French Blue
  • Greta Grossman B-4 Table Lamp, French Blue
  • Greta Grossman B-4 Table Lamp, French Blue
  • Greta Grossman B-4 Table Lamp, French Blue
H 12.40 in. W 5.66 in. D 5.66 in.
Modern Line Sofa, Fully Upholstered, Large, Brass Legs
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Modern Line Sofa was designed in 1949 by Greta M. Grossman. Modern Line was one of her most elegant and minimalistic designs and was praised in particular for being representativ...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Greta Magnusson-Grossman

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Brass

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Greta Magnusson-Grossman furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Greta Magnusson-Grossman furniture collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 92 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 56 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of Greta Magnusson-Grossman's original furniture was created in the mid-century modern style in Europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider Furniture by Holm Sørensen, Svenskt Tenn and Bergboms. Prices for Greta Magnusson-Grossman furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $359 and tops out at $23,039, while pieces like these can sell for $1,129 on average.