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Greta M. Grossman "Cobra" Table Lamp for Ralph O. Smith

$3,200

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The “Cobra” table lamp designed by Greta M. Grossman for Ralph O. Smith in the United States in 1948. A true icon of Mid-Century modern lighting design and winner of the MoMA Good Design award in 1950, this sophisticated table lamp features an enameled aluminum shade and base in a soft muddy brown hue that is connected by a tubular chrome steel arm that bends for directional light. This model gets its name from the elegant shape of the shade which resembles the lines of a cobra. This collectible vintage lamp shows wear from age and use but functions perfectly and maintains all original components. ID number: 1561.

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About Greta Magnusson-Grossman (Designer)

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, she became a notable contributor to California modernism.

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A specialist in mid-century modern furnishings and decorative arts, Danish Modern LA focuses on Scandinavian and American pieces by iconic designers like Hans J. Wegner, Greta M. Grossman, Finn Juhl, George Nelson and Florence Knoll. For the past 15 years, the firm’s talented and dedicated artisans have been refreshing and refinishing...

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