Originally starting out from her home in Helsinki in 1989, Johanna Gullichsen has developed her textile business from a home studio to two stores, in Paris and Helsinki, collaborating with four different weaving manufacturers to produce all her fabrics. A skilled craftswoman, she continues to hand weave, which is how most of her designs are born.
Johanna Gullichsen Textile Craft & Design offers an extensive lifestyle collection for modern living. The collection includes fabrics for upholstery and furnishings, kitchen and table-linen, bath-linen, bed-linen, kimonos, aprons and other home accessories. Johanna Gullichsen’s timeless patterns, a sophisticated colour palette and high quality materials combine to bring a subtle touch of luxury to your life. Her trademark distinguished geometric patterns can be combined with either modern or traditional interiors.
The Johanna Gullichsen Textile Craft & Design flagship store is located in Helsinki. The brand is based on collections of woven textiles: the geometric and popular Normandie in cotton and in several distinctive patterns, sophisticated Savoy in linen that grows more sumptuous with use, and the earthy Costume National and Papillon in warm mixes of wool and linen. All the products as well as the fabrics are designed by Johanna Gullichsen.
Johanna explains “The ready-made products that I design are defined by the fabric itself; by its material or by its pattern. I also find influences from different cultures interesting and challenging to my work. I have always had a passionate relationship with crafts. I enjoy working with the loom. I am especially interested in the construction of fabrics and I am drawn to technically challenging designs, even though the final product might seem simple. The ready-made products that I design are defined by the fabric itself; by its material or by its pattern. I also find influences from different cultures interesting and challenging to my work.”
Johanna’s purist designs have gained an enthusiastic group of design conscious aficionados, in both Europe and Asia. You can browse through her designs at her online store: www.johannagullichsen.com/