62 Sideboard, 3 Drawer by Gubi
Design Greta M. Grossman, 1952
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.
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. Adding to its elegancy, the drawer is provided with a deep, black full gloss finish on table top and small solid wooden spheres.
Grossman was highly influenced by European Modernism, which had been imported to the US by influencial architects, such as Walter Gropius (founder of the Bauhaus) and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Grossman, in turn, played a significant role in defining the aesthetic of mid-century Californian Modernism.
Today, Grossman's product designs are highly collectible and are sold at auctions all around the world. Grossman's products are unique, modern classic designs.
Materials: American walnut and high gloss black laminate
Dimensions HxWxD: 72 x 120 x 45 cm.
- 3 drawers and 1 right cabinet.
- Top panel and door F 2253 AR + "Diamond Black" and painted edges