Johanna Grawunder began working for Ettore Sottsass in 1985, subsequently becoming a partner. In addition to her work in architectural design she has produced limited editions of lighting and furniture for various galleries in Europe and the United States. She also works with selected group of companies such as Flos, Boffi and Salviati. Her more recent commissions have included a permanent installation of outside lighting at the Museo di Arte Contemporanea of Syracuse. She has held lectures and conferences in Europe, Asia and the United States.