Johansson is known for his simple, tight forms and a subdued harmonious use of color, as well as his wide range of products. Known as one of the artists who brought about a revival of unique Norwegian art glass, he also created inexpensive, utilitarian glass products for the home, as well as exclusive tableware.
He won numerous international awards for his designs, including a diploma at the Milan Triennale in 1954, a gold medal in 1957 for his Tone vases and bowls and a silver medal in 1960. Thirteen of his works received the Award for Design from 1966 to 1972, and a series of wine glasses called Rod received the Classic Award for Design Excellence in 2002. Along with Jacob Prytz, he received the Jacob Prize the first year it was awarded in 1957.
His work is represented in design museums around the world, such as the Corning Museum of Glass in New York, and he had numerous solo exhibitions.
From snl.no and no.wikipedia.org
|Rod wine glass (Tangen in Norwegian)|
|Crystal vases, bowl and lamp|
|Vases and bowl|
|Frosted glass vase|