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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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$1,968
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Grasshopper Floor Lamp
Grasshopper Floor Lamp
Cobra Table Lamp
Cobra Table Lamp
Modern Line Sofa
Modern Line Sofa
Grasshopper Table Lamp
Grasshopper Table Lamp
Greta Grossman Grasshopper Table Lamp, Vintage Red
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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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Greta Magnusson-Grossman

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Aluminum, Brass

Greta Grossman Cobra Table Lamp, Warm Grey
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The authentic cobra table lamp is of the most iconic designs by Greta M. Grossman. The table lamp was originally designed in the 1950s and takes its name from the shape of the oval s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Greta Magnusson-Grossman

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Aluminum, Chrome

  • Greta Grossman Cobra Table Lamp, Warm Grey
  • Greta Grossman Cobra Table Lamp, Warm Grey
  • Greta Grossman Cobra Table Lamp, Warm Grey
  • Greta Grossman Cobra Table Lamp, Warm Grey
H 13.38 in. W 11.4 in. D 6.69 in.
Greta Grossman Grasshopper Table Lamp, Anthracite Grey
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Greta Magnusson-Grossman

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Drop Leaf Spider Leg Table by Edward Frank for Glenn of California
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in San Diego, CA
This is a wonderful vintage “Spider” dining table designed by Ed Frank for Glenn of California, circa 1950s. It is often attributed to Grete Grossman. The table is made from walnut a...
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Greta Magnusson-Grossman

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Teak

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Greta Magnusson-Grossman

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Cobra Wall Lamp, Hard Wired, Black
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The distinctive cobra wall lamp is designed by Greta M. Grossman in the 1950s, taking its name from the oval shade, playfully resembling the snake’s hood. Greta M. Grossman’s delicat...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Greta Magnusson-Grossman

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Aluminum

  • Cobra Wall Lamp, Hard Wired, Black
  • Cobra Wall Lamp, Hard Wired, Black
  • Cobra Wall Lamp, Hard Wired, Black
  • Cobra Wall Lamp, Hard Wired, Black
H 13 in. W 5.51 in. D 3.14 in.
Floating Console Table by Greta Grossman for Glenn of California
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual floating console table by Greta Grossman for Glenn of California. Caned top and bottom shelves.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Greta Magnusson-Grossman

Materials

Walnut

Greta Grossman Cobra Floor Lamp, Vintage Red
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The distinctive cobra floor lamp designed by Greta M. Grossman in the 1950s is inspired by the shape of a cobra’s neck, which is not surprisingly also the motivation for its name. Th...
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20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Greta Magnusson-Grossman

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Chrome, Aluminum

  • Greta Grossman Cobra Floor Lamp, Vintage Red
  • Greta Grossman Cobra Floor Lamp, Vintage Red
  • Greta Grossman Cobra Floor Lamp, Vintage Red
  • Greta Grossman Cobra Floor Lamp, Vintage Red
H 47.2 in. W 11.4 in. D 10.6 in.
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B-4 Table Lamp
B-4 Table Lamp
Average Price
$369
Number Available
5
B-4 Table Lamp
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Materials
Aluminum, Metal
Styles
Mid Century Modern
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Cobra Floor Lamp
Cobra Floor Lamp
Average Price
$879
Number Available
5
Cobra Floor Lamp
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Materials
Aluminum, Chrome, Metal
Styles
Scandinavian Modern
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Modern Line Chaise Longue
Modern Line Chaise Longue
Average Price
$5,278
Number Available
3
Modern Line Chaise Longue
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Materials
Metal, Steel
Styles
Mid Century Modern
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Modern Line Lounge Chair
Modern Line Lounge Chair
Average Price
$4,667
Number Available
2
Modern Line Lounge Chair
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Materials
Metal, Brass, Steel
Styles
Mid Century Modern
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Greta Magnusson-Grossman furniture for sale on 1stDibs

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 collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 94 vintage editions of these items, while there are 48 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Greta Magnusson-Grossman was created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Holm Sørensen, Svenskt Tenn and Russel Wright. The prices for Greta Magnusson-Grossman furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $359 and tops out at $22,449, while pieces like these can sell for $2,025 on average.

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