Home of Grethe Meyer

Grethe Meyer (1918 - 2008) was a Danish architect and designer who had her own practice from 1960 and was well known for her houseware and ceramic designs. The Boligens Byggeskabe storage system (1954–59) which she developed together with Børge Mogensen was some of her most famous designs. Here's sharing images of her beautiful home built in the 1960's.

Grethe Meyer’s dining room is filled with ceramics of her own design and furniture pieces by her friend, Børge Mogensen. The cozy shaker dining table and J39 chairs by Mogensen sit beneath another Danish classic, the PH 5 pendant lamp from 1958, designed by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen.

Grethe Meyer’s dining room is filled with ceramics of her own design and furniture pieces by her friend, Børge Mogensen. The cozy shaker dining table and J39 chairs by Mogensen sit beneath another Danish classic, the PH 5 pendant lamp from 1958, designed by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen.

Grethe Meyer's kitchen cabinet system designed and built in the 1960's is a familiar sight in most modern day kitchens today. Her colorful ceramics are displayed here on the open shelves.

Grethe Meyer's kitchen cabinet system designed and built in the 1960's is a familiar sight in most modern day kitchens today. Her colorful ceramics are displayed here on the open shelves.

The pendant lamp designed by Meyer, was inspired by her ceramic bowl designs, turned upside down.

The pendant lamp designed by Meyer, was inspired by her ceramic bowl designs, turned upside down.

The Boligens Byggeskabe wall unit (1954-1959) designed by Grethe Meyer and Børge Mogensen paved the way for modular storage design and was an instant success. Here we see several iconic J39 shaker chairs by Børge Mogensen, and clever use of clamp on architects lamps.

The Boligens Byggeskabe wall unit (1954-1959) designed by Grethe Meyer and Børge Mogensen paved the way for modular storage design and was an instant success. Here we see several iconic J39 shaker chairs by Børge Mogensen, and clever use of clamp on architects lamps.

The 2213 sofa originally designed by Børge Mogensen for his own home in 1962, is the feature piece in Grethe Meyer's living room. The timeless sofa sits in Danish embassies, airports, and homes around the world and has been in continuous production since its launch.

The 2213 sofa originally designed by Børge Mogensen for his own home in 1962, is the feature piece in Grethe Meyer's living room. The timeless sofa sits in Danish embassies, airports, and homes around the world and has been in continuous production since its launch.

What a beautiful and cosy home. 

Credits: Photos by Andrew Wood with thanks.

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