Johanna Grawunder was born in San Diego, California, in 1961. In 1984 she received her degree in architecture from California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo and Florence, Italy. In 1985 she moved to Milan, where she joined Sottsass Associates, becoming a partner in the firm in 1989. Since then she has designed some of the firm’s most important architecture projects, including Wolf House in Colorado, Olabuenaga House in Hawaii, Yuko House in Tokyo, the Contemporary Furniture Museum in Ravenna, Italy, a golf club and resort in China, a residential village, also in China, and houses in Australia, Singapore, and Belgium. In 2001 Johanna left Sottsass Associati and opened her own studio in San Francisco and Milan. Her design work includes private commissions for lights, furniture and interiors (Design Gallery Milano, Post Design, Boffi, Flos and Glasitalia), as well as large-scale lighting installations. For the Freeport Singapore, she designed a permanent installation of “light ceilings” through out the building, as well as a unique light façade. And for Robert, in the Museum of Art and Design, NYC, she designed a total light ceiling covering the entire space.