Johanna Gullichsen was born in 1958 in Somero, Finland. Art, design and handcraft skills were strongly present in her family. Her grandmother Maire Gullichsen was a design-influencer and patron, and her other grandmother Anna Ramsay enjoyed weaving.
The first Johanna Gullichsen fabrics were hand-made, but at the end of the ‘80s, Gullichsen started producing her designs at industrial mills. A career breakthrough was table linen created for the restaurant Savoy, also carrying the same name. The design became an instant classic and is still in production.
The ‘90s saw the start of a collaboration with weavers Lapuan Kankurit leading to the Normandie collection in 1997.
The fabrics are all designed to last and are made from only the best materials. The Johanna Gullichsen flagship store is located at Fredrikinkatu 18 in Helsinki. The online store at www.johannagullichsen.com also hosts the whole spectrum of Johanna Gullichsen designs.