Handmade Custom Rugs
based on the paintings by artist
Limited edition signed by the artist
Only 10 rugs per painting
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.
Product on saleAnnika Johansson – Multicolor Snake Custom Rug (blue and green, curved runner rug)
Product on saleAnnika Johansson – Guy number 9 Custom Rug (red and blue, rectangular rug)
Product on saleAnnika Johansson – Pink Flower Power Custom Rug (purple and pink, organic round shape)
Product on saleAnnika Johansson – Checked Custom Rug (yellow and brown, curved rectangular shape)
Product on saleAnnika Johansson – Mystical Draperie Grid Custom Rug (yellow and brown, rectangular rug)
Product on saleAnnika Johansson – Mrs. Cow Custom Rug (red and white, irregular rectangular shape)
Product on saleAnnika Johansson – Stripes Custom Rug (white and blue, irregular rectangular shape)
Product on saleAnnika Johansson – Fir Custom Rug (green and white, round shape)
Product on saleAnnika Johansson – Rosette NY Custom Rug (yellow and grey, organic round shape)
Product on saleAnnika Johansson – Swirl B Custom Rug (pink and red, organic hexagon shape with hole)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Bring fun, bright playfulness into your interior design.
We will make it and deliver it to your home, wherever you are in this world.