The lovely GM pendant was featured on Dezeen yesterday. Have a look!
We proudly introduce
Grethe Meyer is one of Denmark’s most distinguished representatives of the Danish industrial design. She was a designer and an architect and won numerous awards for her work.
She lived from 1918-2008, and was in many ways a pioneer woman, working in a highly male dominated field in times where some still thought of women as mediocre. As the stories go Grethe Meyer always had her firm beliefs and was never afraid to use them. Her work was very systematic and thorough as she analysed details like people’s eating habits or space limitations in their homes, and used her knowledge to create products that were not only beautiful, but also very much usable and practical.
In 1960 she founded her own architectural firm and began giving special attention to the everyday products for table and kitchen. Surely something so many people use so much day after day must deserve some extra care? Her work process was open and creative, and because she did not always have a clear idea of what the finished product would be, she was free to look at all the details – shapes, materials and colours – over and over and over again, and then once more, until she was convinced this was the right way. Her designs always had quality, personality and respect for the user.
Grethe Meyer is especially known for her furniture work on ‘BB Boligens Byggeskabe’ with Danish architect Børge Morgensen and later on her popular series ‘Blå Kant’, ‘Ildpot’ and ‘Firepot’ for Royal Copenhagen. She also did a highly popular cutlery design ‘Copenhagen’ for Georg Jensen and drew numerous lamps.
Her fine sense of the simple and sleek idiom has made many of her designs into classics, and thanks to her ability to also design in a timeless manner – we now have the pleasure, and honour, of putting the Grethe Meyer Lamp into production for the first time. GM Pendant is available in two different sizes for different uses. Hang one large lamp over the dining table, 2 small ones in the kitchen or several lamps together as a graphic installation.