Greta Magnusson Grossman, ca 1950

Legacy of Another Greta, the Designer

History is full of people who left their own country and made a name for themselves abroad while never getting the same recognition at home. The furniture designer Greta Magnusson Grossman is one of them. She left her native Sweden with her Jewish husband for America just before the Second World War broke out and became one of the country’s top designers, though she has remained quite forgotten at home.

In order to mend the errors of history, the Architecture Museum in Stockholm has put forth an exhibition about her work after several years of research. Radio Sweden’s Jasna Carlén followed the tracks made by Greta Magnusson Grossman in the history of architecture and design.

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