Annika Johansson Rugs Collection – Limited Edition

Handmade Custom Rugs

based on the paintings by artist

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Limited edition signed by the artist

Only 10 rugs per painting

Traditional handcraft
Traditional Handicraft
Highest Quality Materials
Highest Quality Materials
Certified Fair Trade and Sustainable
Certified Fair Trade and Sustainable
Custom Handmade to Order

Handmade Rugs based on paintings by Annika Johansson

Welcome to our first collection of handmade rugs based on the contemporary Trompe-l’oeil paintings by Swedish artist Annika Johansson.

Handtufted rug close up, beige and pink


Each FIRST pre-order receives an exclusive 15% discount!

Choose your preferred rug by artist Annika Johansson, which we will make by hand for you. You are welcome to order a custom size.

Handtufted rug close up, pink and green

Custom handmade to order

For environmental reasons and to provide our full bespoke service, our rugs are always made to order.

Each rug captures the details and character of the original painting, making your rug a stunning work of art in its own right.

About Annika Johansson.

True handcraft

We turn Annika Johansson’s playful and colorful paintings into handtufted rugs using the softest New Zealand wool.

Find out more about the handtufted technique.

Each rug is shaped in the creative, organic form the artist chose for her artwork.

Through custom-dyed yarn, we reproduce the 3D illusion created by the different colours.

Different pile heights are possible at your request.

Custom dyed yellow and brown yarn
Handknotted rug close up, yellow and white


Having a handmade custom rug designed by Annika Johansson is pure joy.

With their unusual rug shape, lively colours and 3D illusion, they set a focal statement point in your home that is uniquely creative.

Order now, rug your life on your terms

About Annika Johansson

Annika Johansson is a Swedish painting artist whose art revolves around geometric patterns, color and a kind of contemporary Trompe l’oeil painting.

The colors are harmonious and only build with the help of light and shadow the illusion of being 3D. The surface is completely flat.

Her paintings are neither completely abstract nor figurative, but you can read figures or symbols, eyes, and mouths into them if you want.

Annika Johansson holding her painting "Multicolor snake"
Artist Annika Johansson painting

Her work is characterized by clear lines, stylized and minimal shapes and strong colors and ranges from editorial illustration to large wall paintings, from design objects to books.

The colors are both clear and precise and the edges are razor sharp.

She always works methodically, counting and drawing a pattern, taping, and painting layer upon layer of vinyl paint until she achieves the right shade and density in the paint.

It’s playful and colorful, with a bit of humor.

Annika Johansson in her own words

I find all phases of the projects equally fun from sketching, time planning, building models, planning, the production. From the idea to the finished work.

Because I find all parts of the project exciting and inspiring, I want to do as much as possible myself. At the same time, I appreciate the collaboration, and being able to brainstorm ideas with skilled craftsmen, architects and project managers.

I often work with different patterns, optical illusions, illusory three-dimensional painting. Neither completely abstract nor figurative.

I put great emphasis on the craft itself in my paintings, I cut out all my shapes myself in mdf boards which I then putty and sand until they get the high finish I’m after, then I paint with many layers of vinyl paint (flash) in sharp lines.

Annika Johansson process of painting "Swirl B "
Annika Johansson holding her painting "Star"

In the words of art critic Dan Backman

Annika Johansson’s new paintings are like a lovely French musical from the early sixties.

Or, to take a slightly more art-specific analogy, like a dance performance with Bridget Riley’s and Daniel Buren’s stripes as prima ballerinas.

It’s hard edge, op art and illusion painting, all the time with a humorous twist. The colors are cheerful (…). The forms as well.

Excerpt from Dan Backman art critic at Svenska Dagbladet, May 2021

Limited Edition

Use your chance to get your rug now. These are limited editions of only 10 rugs per artwork. Each rug is numbered and signed by hand by the artist herself.

Exclusive discount of 15% of each first pre-order during our launch promotion.

Handknotted rug close up, white
Handtufted rug close up, yellow

Certified Fair-Trade

The rugs are certified fair trade by STEP, which means they are made with natural and sustainable materials, respecting the environment and the artisans who make them.

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Order the rug you love the most.

Bring fun, bright playfulness into your interior design.

We will make it and deliver it to your home, wherever you are in this world.

Handknotted rug close up, pink