Collection: Lisa Johansson-Pape

Lisa Johansson-Pape (1907 – 1989) was a Finnish designer best known for her work in lighting. She was the most significant Finnish lighting designer in the second half of the 1900s. Her priorities were first about the functions then the design.

After graduating in 1927 from the Central School of Arts and Crafts she went on to work for Kylmäkoski designing furniture. In 1933 she joined the Friends of Finnish Handicraft. She designed furniture for Stockmann in 1937 and in 1942 she designed for the Stockmann owned lighting factory Ornö. Her attention turned towards lighting and she co-founded the Illuminating Engineering Society of Finland and she became the artistic director of the Friends of Finnish Handicraft from 1951 – 1985. Johansson-Pape also created installations for 150 churches including Eckerö Church, a children’s castle, a rheumatic clinic and for the ships: Ilmatar, Aallotar, Finnpartner, Finnhansa and the icebreaker Karhu.


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