• Design
  • Design first cycle/BA level
  • Design second cycle/MA level

Johnny Friberg is an architect and designer with a special interest in children's artefacts and environments. He has a master degree in Interior architecture, completed in 1999 at the School of Design and Crafts, Göteborg University (HDK). Before joining the staff at HDK he has been working as a researcher at SITREC, former NCFL for 6 years, mostly in international projects dealing with experimental computer games and/or interactive toys. He was coordinating the concept and content production in the TiM project (IST-2000-25298), where computer games for the visually impaired was created.

Currently he is the head of department, bachelor degree in design teacher at HDK (School of Design and Crafts, Göteborg University), and he is a member of experimental music and performance group Twice a man. From time to time he also works with music for theater, furniture design, interior architecture, accessibility, illustration, exhibitions, and toy design for the design company, Ponton Design.



Johnny Friberg

johnny.friberg [at] hdk.gu.se
+46(0)31-786 47 72
+46(0)766 18 47 72
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Design, Deputy Head of Academy, Head of Dept. Design


Johnny Friberg


Twice a Man and Lotta Lotass - snow, wood, silence

the year 2006, twice a man together with the actor Maria Ericson made a tour with a multi-media performance/text and music installation in Russia. The project was a collaboration with the swedish author Lotta Lotass. The performance was partially funded by The swedish institute. The performance was a reflection upon the artist Joseph Buyes life and art. At that time Twice a Man consist of: Johnny Friberg, Ingemar Gasleben, Dan Söderqvist

Värdig Entré - A project about accessability in our cultural heritage

Johnny Friberg and Carl-Johan Skogh are doing a project together with Gajd Arkitekter. The project is initiated by Statens Fastighetsverk. The aim with the project is to provide sensitive environments and building with accessability for challenged people. A first protype will soon be available to be tested in Gothenburg.The design teams aim has been to provide a solution that will not put disabled people on the side. To try to solve this problem in a way that will promote the same kind of movement and still make as little bulkyness as possible.