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GMG Chaise Longue

Starting from Regular price €2,109.00

Item Number: 10012067


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The GMG Chaise Longue was designed in 1951 by Greta M. Grossman and with playful elegance it is perfectly angled for lounging whilst preserving all the streamlined qualities of a mid-century design. Built in a shape designed for relaxation it mirrors the body’s natural curves while appearing to float above its
distinctive slender legs – a genuine signature of Greta M. Grossman’s work. The GMG Chaise Longue shows a strong interest in merging functionality and comfort,
while simultaneously remaining a delicate and powerful design language, revealing unique, light and iconic touches. Representing a literal link between European
design and Californian modernism, Grossman designed the GMG Chaise Longue by successfully combining her Swedish fondness for colour and texture with the
opportunities allowed by bright and open spaces of Southern California.

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Designed by Greta M. Grossman

Greta Magnusson Grossman (1906-1999) maintained a prolific forty-year career on two continents: Europe and North America and operated as mover and shaker in the male dominated world of mid-century modern design. 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 in Stockholm. During the same year Greta M. Grossman married jazz musician, Billy Grossman with whom she later emigrated to the United States, settling in Los Angeles.

Upon their arrival in California in 1940, Grossman opened a well publicized shop on Rodeo Drive, where she was among the first to bring the Scandinavian modern aesthetic to southern California's burgeoning modernist scene. Her unique approach to Swedish modernism was an instant hit in Los Angeles and soon she attracted celebrity clients, including Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman, Joan Fontaine, Gracie Allen and Frank Sinatra and it was not long before she began appearing alongside the likes of Charles Eames and Isamu Noguchi. 

While Grossman is the architect behind more than 15 homes spanning the globe from California to Sweden, she is most noted for her industrial designs where the Gräshoppa Floor Lamp and Cobra Table Lamp belongs to the most famous works.

Through the 1940's and 50's Grossman exhibited her designs at museums worldwide, including MoMA in New York and The National Museum in Stockholm. Yet inexplicably, following her retirement in the late 1960's Grossman’s name all but disappeared from the design landscape.

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Specifications
Total Dimensions (DxWxH):
148x64x83 cm
Sitting height:
24 cm
Seat width:
64 cm
Seat height:
31 cm
Back height:
58 cm
Base/leg thickness:
1,2 cm
Frame width:
58 cm
Frame depth:
 92 cm
Weight (kg):
20