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Grethe Meyer lived from 1918-2008, and was a pioneer woman, working in a highly male-dominated field in a time when some still thought of women as mediocre. The stories say that Grethe Meyer always had firm beliefs and was never afraid to express them.
Her work was very systematic and thorough; 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 highly usable and practical. In 1960 she founded her own architectural firm and focused her attention on everyday products for the table and kitchen.
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 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. 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.