The Modern Line Side Table was first produced in 1949 by the feminine pioneer Greta M. Grossman and with its simple forms it successfully combines lightness and functionality into a modern yet organic character.
Its slender metal legs produce a playful silhouette, while the linoleum table top with different colour options creates an eye-catching feature indicative of Grossman’s designs. Highly versatile, the Modern Line Side Table is perfectly suitable as a coffee table, side table or occasional table when extra space is needed.
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