Johanna Grawunder is a designer and architect based in San Francisco and Milan, Italy. Graduating from California Politechnic State University in San Luis Obispo with a bachelor's degree in Architecture, she completed her final year of studies in Florence, Italy and after moved to Milan. She worked with Sottsass Associati from 1985-2001, becoming a partner in 1989. At the Sottsass Studio she was involved primarily with architecture and interiors, co-designing with Ettore Sottsass, many of the firm’s most prestigious projects.
In 2001 she left Sottsass Associati and opened her own full-time studio in Milan and San Francisco traveling back and forth. "In the so-called new world given to us by the information revolution, one can theoretically live and work from anywhere. But, in fact, place matters. Being based in San Francisco, the capital of technology, and Milan, the capital of design, makes for an interesting and fertile dichotomy". Her work spans a broad range of projects and scales, from architecture and interiors, to limited edition furniture and lights for various galleries in Europe and the USA. She has designed products for many notable companies among them Glas Italia, Boffi, and Flos which are available at DZINE.
DZINE is fortunate to now have two limited edition pieces on display in its showroom.