“Wan” is a Japanese word for bowl.
The most essential of all containers, in its many forms and materials, in every cultures and historical periods, is perhaps the object of mankind. Wan is a bowl of light. ×
Johanna Grawunder is a designer and architect based in Milan, Italy and San Francisco.
Her works 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 also collaborates on products with a few select companies including Flos, Boffi, B&B, and Salviati among others.
She worked with Sottsass Associati from 1985-2001, becoming a partner (with Ettore Sottsass and others) 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 studio in San Francisco and Milan.
Graduating in 1984 from California Politecnic State University in San Luis Obispo with a bachelor of Architecture degree, she completed her final year of studies in Florence, Italy and in 1985 moved to Milan. She was born in San Diego, California in 1961.