Designed in 1952 by Greta M. Grossman, but named the 62 Dresser as it was deemed to be ten years ahead of its time. The drawer illustrates the designer’s penchant for exceptional shapes and unusual pairing of materials.
The slender metal legs with ball shaped feet, a characteristic trait of Grossman, contrasts the sharp rectangular shape in luxurious American walnut, giving the furniture a characteristic appearance of lightness and almost seeming to defy gravity. Adding to its elegancy, the drawer is provided with a deep, black full gloss finish on table top and small solid wooden spheres.
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
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