Lisa Johansson-pape

Furniture-, textile - and interior designer (1907-1989)


Lisa Johansson-Pape

Lisa Johansson-Pape graduated as a furniture designer in 1927. Her career as a designer was long and wide-ranged. Johansson-Pape's furniture was very functional. Their design was based on the durability of the infrastructure. In 1942, she began her career as a lighting designer and designed several contemporary design luminaires, also at Stockmann-Orno. The materials of the luminaires were enamelled metal, acrylic and glass. The technical functionality and practicality of the luminaire was a priority in Johansson-Pape's design. She designed the lumieres and lighting solutions for several large spaces in Finland, such as hospitals, churches and ships. Johansson-Pape was the artistic director of the Friends of Finnish Handicrafts along with her other works from 1951 to 1985, and she was also known as a designer of textiles, rugs and carpets. Lisa Johansson-Pape's works have represented Finland in several international exhibitions since the 1930s. At the Milan Triennial in 1951, her lamps received a silver medal and at the 1954 Triennial a gold medal. Johansson-Pape was awarded the ProFinlandia Medal in 1957.

By Lisa Johansson-Pape