I am so pleased to announced that one of the guest speakers in the spring season of my program Collecting Design will be Evan Snyderman, co-founder of R 20th Century Gallery, who will discuss the market for Swedish-American designer Greta Magnusson Grossman. Born in Sweden and opened a studio in 1933, designing furniture and interiors, she emigrated to Los Angeles, where she opened a Beverly Hills shop in 1940. The Scandinavian sensibility that she brought to the West Coast proved a recipe for instant success, particularly as Americans in the postwar years were captured by the aesthetics of Scandinavian furniture. To her, modernism was much more than a style. It was a philosophy that proposed a contemporary way of life. Her work was frequently published in Arts + Architecture magazine, and with this exposure she attracted Hollywood stars like Greta Garbo, Joan Fontaine, and Gracie Allen.