Piret Johanson, an award winning, multi-lingual interior architect, has achieved an outstanding professional reputation in international architectural and interior design as the principal of Piret Johanson Studio.
Previously a top high-fashion model, Johanson worked for prominent names such as Chanel, YSL, Christian Lacroix, Christian Dior. While modeling, her passion for design inspired her to pursue a degree from Ecole Camondo, the prestigious architectural design school in Paris, and alma mater of renowned designer Philippe Starck.
Johanson's multicultural training is evident in each of the firm's projects through the combination of fashion, art, technology, architecture, and world travel.
She is fluent in English, French, Russian and Estonian, and can communicate in the Spanish and Finnish languages.
Piret Johanson Studio was founded in 2001. Shortly after, in 2002 Johanson received the title of Top French Designer by De Neues Publications.
In 2006 and 2007, Johanson was invited to participate in prestigious Casa Décor by ELLE Magazine.
The Studio was nominated amid the 21 most influential architects, designers and builders in Florida in 2010 by Ornare, for their prestigious Tastemaker’s Of The Year. In 2012, Piret Johanson Studio was named a WAN (World Architecture News) Awards finalist for their Valtech NYC project in the city's Meatpacking District. The WAN Awards is the largest architectural and design competition worldwide.
In 2014, Phase II of the Valtech NYC project received a finalist designation for the workspace interiors category as part of the WIN (World Interior News) Awards.