Monday, November 12, 2012


Furniture and Lamp designed by Greta Magnusson Gross

Field Trip Friday.  On Friday, Larry and I ventured out to the Pasadena Museum of California Art to see an exhibit of the furniture and accessories by Greta Magnusson Grossman.  Greta was a Swedish designer who moved to Los Angeles in 1940.  Her work is beautiful, simple and accessible.  Her lamps are sleek...the Cobra Lamp being my favorite.  This was a small exhibit, including drawings, furniture, lamps, textiles and architectural models.  I hadn't realized that she also designed homes.
Greta Magnusson Grossman's Tri-Table
The Cobra Lamp

An added plus at the small museum was an exhibit by our acquaintance, Guillermo Bert and his Encoded Textiles.  His pieces are very clever and modern with an ancient Chilean twist.

It was a beautiful day in Pasadena.  We had to stop and take a photo of the Pasadena City Hall, surrounded by perfect puffy clouds.
Pasadena City Hall

We stopped at Daisy Mint for a wonderful Thai lunch.  I just love the decor of this eclectic place. 
Daisy Mint Thai Restaurant, Interior

I have a couple more days of vacation left and hope to take more field trips!

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At 5:27 PM PST, Anonymous R Henderson said...

I believe some of Magnusson's work is part of the exhibit of women designers currently up at the Autry, the mid-century modernist content of which is genuinely drool-worthy.

At 8:23 AM PST, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

You are correct, Richard! Magnusson's work was also represented in last summer's LACMA Modernism exhibit! LOVE her designs.


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