Johanna Grawunder is a designer and architect based in Milan and San Francisco. In addition to light installation, her practice encompasses architecture and interiors, limited edition furniture design and mass-produced pieces.
Rather than being composed of a multitude of light bulbs, Gruwunder’s chandeliers are made from fluorescent tubing. Production is simple; energy is efficient. This, combined with her modernist designs, creates a poignant and timeless redefinition of luxury in the present age. It reminds us that there is no greater luxury than for life, art and the planet to continue.
Grawunder’s aim is to create works with longevity amid the age of the consumer. To this end, she employs thoughtful and skilled craftsmanship methods where technology plays a crucial part. Both the aesthetic and the functionality of her work encourage this ethos.
Grawunder often uses energy efficient mass production techniques and such materials as polished stainless steel, steel cables and her signature painted metal. She uses light, shape and colour to reveal the beauty of these basic materials.
Grawunder works in Milan and San Francisco, as well as with her team of artisans in northern Italy. Among the companies who have commissioned her products are Flos, Boffi, B&B, and Salviati. Grawunder’s latest light installations are currently occupying the roof of the MAD- Museum of Arts and Design, New York.
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