Modern Line Chaise Longue Sofa - (H 70 x W 75 x D 138 cm) – GUBI Webshop


Modern Line Chaise Longue Sofa - (H 70 x W 75 x D 138 cm)

Starting from Regular price €2,239.00

Item Number: 10014067


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Creating an exclamation mark in the interior, the Modern Line Chaise Longue is extended from the original Modern Line Sofa, designed in 1949 by the legendary Greta M. Grossman. Taking the low back and seat as inspiration, the elongated chaise longue invites for serious lounging with maximised enjoyment. The Modern Line Chaise Longue possess an understated elegance and a sense of lightness, which stays true to Grossman’s design and vision, and brings life and character to any interior space.

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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):
138x75x70 cm
Sitting height:
41 cm
Seat width:
75 cm
Seat depth:
118 cm
Seat height:
43 cm
Back height:
29 cm
Base/leg thickness:
Ø1,3 cm
Frame width:
66 cm
Frame depth:
112 cm
Weight (kg):
38