Finnish textile designer Johanna Gullichsen was born in 1958 in Somero, southern Finland. Before finding an interest in textiles she studied art history, literature and languages at the University of Helsinki. She then pursued education in the skill of weaving at Porvoo Crafts School. Today Johanna Gullichsen collection offers an extensive range of woven textiles for modern living. The collection is about bold and simple patterns, natural materials and a down to earth sensibility.