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Zara Johansson

Zara Johansson



Year of birth: 1968

Place of birth: Stockholm


Jacket button, dungaree button, jeans button, coat button, cuff link – the common denominator for all of these buttons is how they affect the overall impression.

I did not have any particular relationship to buttons when I began, but through my investigative work and a chance meeting with buttons, I saw an opportunity to explore their potential and find new ways of using them.

I wanted to work openly and innovatively, so I chose to be my own employer. I have focused on the dynamics and thrill of combining design, color and materials, and my limitations have been textiles or clothing. The result is a collection of buttons.