Michelangelo Foundation Homo Faber Event Guide
   Newsletter
Explore Discover Visit Experience About
© All rights reserved
© All rights reserved
© All rights reserved
© Fredrik Sederholm

Johanna Törnqvist

Johanna Törnqvist Textile designer
Contact
English, French, Swedish
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+46 737189111
© All rights reserved

A sustainable passion

  • • Johanna works between art, craft and fashion
  • • She gives new value to waste materials
  • • Her garments are made with the care of haute couture

Johanna Törnqvist crafts jewellery and garments out of recycled textiles and plastics. She uses trash and refuse produced by herself, her family or her friends, transforming valueless materials into something precious in the process. Johanna pleats and stitches these materials together with the same precision used in haute couture. A bold statement about our daily consumption, her work explores questions about sustainability and the environment, and contributes to the ongoing debate about the unsustainable fashion industry.

Read the full interview

Works

  • © All rights reserved
  • © All rights reserved
  • © All rights reserved
  • © All rights reserved
  • © All rights reserved
Photo: © All rights reserved
Project Precious Trash

This dress was made from a variety of recuperated materials including crisp packets, cotton ribbons and elastic. It is part of Project Precious Trash in which Johanna explores notions of clothing and consumption, raising the question of how we value today´s materials.

Length 100 cm
Width 70 cm

Johanna Törnqvist Textile designer
Photo: © All rights reserved
Project Precious Trash II

This black and white dress was crocheted from T-shirts cut into strips. It is part of Project Precious Trash in which Johanna explores notions of clothing and consumption, raising the question of how we value today´s materials.

Length 150 cm
Width 55 cm

Johanna Törnqvist Textile designer
Photo: © All rights reserved
Project Precious Trash III

This vibrant orange dress was created from mesh bags used for fruit, sewn together in strips. It is part of Project Precious Trash in which Johanna explores notions of clothing and consumption, raising the question of how we value today´s materials.

Length 95 cm
Width 65 cm

Johanna Törnqvist Textile designer
Photo: © All rights reserved
Project Precious Trash IV

Recuperated materials such as packaging, coffee bags and plastic bags were used to create this stunning full-length blue dress with crocheted bodice. It is part of Project Precious Trash in which Johanna explores notions of clothing and consumption, raising the question of how we value today´s materials.

Length 100 cm
Width 70 cm

Johanna Törnqvist Textile designer
Photo: © All rights reserved
A Beauty Can Wear Anything

This high collar inspired by folklore and made from a variety of recycled materials proves that a beauty can wear anything, including rubbish, and that anyone can wear it. The decorative piece of clothing is part of Johanna’s investigation into clothing and consumption, and putting our values into question.

Length 25 cm
Width 35 cm

Johanna Törnqvist Textile designer

You may also like

Title

Text