Grether Meyer was the only woman to graduate in architecture from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen year 1947. While still studying, Meyer began working on a manual on evolving architectural styles and decor called the Bykkebogen, that was released from 1948 to -70 and which became widely used for teaching purposes.
After graduating Meyer worked as a researcher at the Danish Insitute for Building Research in Copenhagen until founding her own studio in 1960. Together with Børge Mogensen, Meyer designed the Boligen Byggeskabe, a modular storage system, which the producer Boligen launched in 1956.
How ever it is as an industrial designer that Meyer is most known, such as the Stub & Stamme series of drinking glasses for Danish Kastrup Glasvaerk/Holmegard together with Ibi Trier Mørch (1958-60) and the faience dinner crockery Blå kant (eng. Blue Line) for Royal Copenhagen in 1965. For Royal Copenhagen Meyer designed several crockeries during the 1970s. In 1991 Meyer designed a set of cutleries for George Jensen.
Meyer was a board member of the Architects’ Association of Denmark (1964-65) and of the Danish Design Council (1977). She received the Danish Industrail Design Prize twice, for Blå kant in 1965 and for Iildpot (eng. Fire pot) in 1976. In 1983 Meyer was the recipient of the Thorvald Bindesbøll medal, in 1997 she received the Danish Design Award and in 2002 the C.F. Hansen Medal. In 2008 Grethe Meyer passed away at the age of 90.