The GT Lounge Chair was designed by Greta M. Grossman in 1949 and with its sleek and feminine lines, it beautifully expresses the influence that Scandinavian design had on her.
Designed for comfort as well as aesthetics, her timeless lounge chair has a feminine and light silhouette that is supported with elegant slender legs, which is a true signature for Greta M. Grossman’s designs. The GT Lounge Chair, which she showcased at her prestigious Los Angeles store on Rodeo Drive with which she used to decorate many of the homes she designed, was like most of her furniture produced in exceptionally small numbers.
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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