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Greta Magnusson-Grossman (July 21, 1906 – August 1999)[1] was born in Helsingborg. She was a Swedish furniture designer and architect. She was married to jazz musician Billy Grossman.[2]

Magnusson was a woodworking apprentice at furniture manufacturer, Kärnans in Helsingborg after she graduated from Ebba Lundbergs Högre.[3] In 1928, Magnusson went on to study Furniture Design at Konstfack in Stockholm. [4]

She was recently[when?] employed by Westerberg's on Kungsgatan in Stockholm.

In 1933, Grossman was awarded 2nd prize in the "Combination Furniture" category of a furniture competition sponsored by the Stockholm Craft Association and become the first woman ever to win in the competition.[5]

Greta Magnusson Grossman established in the early 1930s her own firm "Studio" at Stureplan in Stockholm. There, she designed and produced furniture and accessories. In 1940, she left Sweden and moved with her husband and bandleader Billy Grossman to Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, Grossman opened a new store. The range consisted of modern Swedish furniture, lamps and other items for home decoration. Among her clients were several famous furniture companies, including Barker Brothers, Ralph O. Smith & Co and Glenn of California. In California during the 1940's - 1960's, she was a prominent figure in the experimental architecture world. Grossman became known for building homes on "difficult plots." Her first villa in Beverly Hills was a major breakthrough for her as an architect and published including in the magazine Arts & Architecture.

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