Lot 113
  • 113

Johanna Grawunder

10,000 - 12,000 GBP
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  • Johanna Grawunder
  • '27 Spheres Orange' Ceiling Light, from the 'Pillow Talk' Collection
  • from an edition of 12
  • stainless steel, blown glass
  • 60 x 45 cm square (25  5/8  x 17  3/4  in.)


Design Gallery Milano
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

With a focus on light in relation to reworked and at times re-purposed or recycled glass, Johanna Grawunder graduated as an architect in Italy. Her background led her to work for Ettore Sottsass for nearly 17 years - from 1985 to 2001 - on some of his major projects and designs. Originally from California, she has worked between Milan and San Francisco since 2011. Often preferring the reflective translucent qualities of glass, this material has come to the very centre of her work alongside aluminium. She has collaborated with B&B Italia, Flos, Glasitalia, on various products and installations, allowing for her cultural heritage to guide her designs.

This ceiling lamp - from a limited edition of 12 - suspends a volumetric grid of 27 spheres blown in transparent orange glass. Hung by an adjustable steel cable, the impressive lighting device immerses its environment in a vivid but smooth colour.