Lisa Johansson-Pape

Lisa Johansson-PapeFurniture, textile and interior designer(1907 - 1989)

Lisa Johansson-Pape graduated as a furniture designer in Helsinki in 1927 and her designer career was long and many-sided. She started with furniture and carpet design in 1930s. Her furniture design was based on the durability of the basic structure and functionality in use, as it was typical at the time. Johansson-Pape';s career in the design of light fixtures began in 1942 when she started working for Stockmann-Orno light fixture factory. Materials she used in her lamps and fixtures were metal, acrylic and glass, and her designs of lighting fixtures were always of high technical functionality and practical in their dedicated space of use. Johansson-Pape designed lighting and light fixtures for several public spaces, such as hospitals, churches and even ice breakers and ships. She was one of the charter members of the Finnish Association for Lighting Technology. On the other hand, Johansson-Pape worked also as an artistic director of the Friends of Finnish Handicraft during1951-1985 as she was also a well-known designer of interior textiles, carpets and Finnish rugs. Lisa Johansson-Pape';s works represented Finland in many international exhibitions since the 1930s. She realized part of the interior design of the Finland department at the New York World';s Fair of 1939. Her lamps and light fixtures were awarded at the Milan Triennials of 1951 with a silver medal and of 1954 with a gold medal.

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