In 1934 she and classmate Erik Ullrich opened Studio, a store and workshop in Stockholm. That same year, she married jazz bandleader Billy Grossman and immigrated to America. As soon as she arrived, she opened a shop in Beverly Hills, where she sold her designs, as well as Swedish imports. She is probably best known for the furniture and fixtures she designed for Glenn of California, but she also worked with Sherman Bertram, Martin/Brattrud, Cal-Mode and Modern Line, Inc.
In 1947 Grossman began designing exclusive pieces for Barker Brothers' Modern Shop and taking interior design commissions. A line of lamps she produced for Barker Brothers' was included in the Good Design exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Grossman designed at least fourteen homes in Los Angeles between 1949 and 1959, as well as one in San Francisco and one in Sweden. Her work was featured extensively in John Entenza's Arts & Architecture magazine, as well as in numerous international exhibitions. She worked on several projects with famed landscape architect Garrett Eckbo.
Grossman taught industrial design courses at the University of California Los Angeles and at the Art Center School in Los Angeles. She retired from design and architecture in the late 1960s.
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