62 COLLECTION

BY GRETA M. GROSSMAN

The desk and dressers are made of American Walnut veneer combined with high-gloss black laminate cabinet and top. The "62-series" consists of: Desk, Dresser 3, Dresser 4 and Dresser 6.

Dresser 6 - dresser with 2x3 drawers

The slender metal legs with ball shaped feet, a characteristic trait of grossman, contrasts the sharp rectangular shape in luxurious american walnut, giving the furniture a characteristic appearance of lightness and almost seeming to defy gravity.

Designed in 1952 by Greta M. Grossman, but named the 62 Dresser as it was deemed to be ten years ahead of its time. The drawer illustrates the designer’s penchant for exceptional shapes and unusual pairing of materials.

 

Adding to its elegancy, the drawer is provided with a deep, black full gloss finish on table top and  small solid wooden spheres.

GRETA M. GROSSMAN

 

Greta M. Grossman (1906–1999) was an innovator in the male-dominated worlds of mid-century industrial and interior design and architecture, gaining international recognition for her work.

She was born and educated in Sweden, setting up Studio – her first combined store and workshop – in Stockholm the same year she married musician Billy Grossman. With the onset of the Second World War, the pair emigrated to California where she worked as an architect. She was among the first to bring the Scandinavian modern aesthetic to southern California’s burgeoning modernist scene.

 

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