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Greta Grossman Cobra Lamp for Ralph O. Smith, Burbank, CA

$3,000

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Greta Grossman cobra lamp for USA, circa 1950s. Manufactured by Ralph O. Smith, Burbank, CA. Putty color, lamp dates to 1950. Signed with patent pending label.

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Greta Magnusson-Grossman

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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