Designer and artist Johanna Forsberg grew up in northern Sweden. A self-taught designer, Johanna says her creative journey began when she discovered steel mesh. Over the years, the designer has developed her own methods of manipulating meshes made from a variety of metals. Working by hand, she morphs the materials into sensual curves and smooth contours to create figurative works. Johanna’s repertoire includes animals, plant forms and other vestiges of the natural world.
Johanna created a spectacular lamp that combines the dramatic illusion of fire with the dreamy outlines of a cloud floating overhead. The lamp became known as the Fire Cloud pendant light, which Northern included in its debut collection. Johanna’s work is a unique combination of artistic expression and material innovation that inspires other artists and designers around the world.