Patty Johnson is a designer and educator who is interested in the interchange between research, design, commerce and culture. Based in the US and Canada, she collaborates with start-ups, manufacturers, governments and other designers to create unique design programs and product collections.
Johnson has developed multi-year, government-funded programs in countries like Botswana, Guyana, Mexico and Haiti. She also designs product lines for established manufacturers worldwide, including Keilhauer, Nienkamper, David Design and Mabeo. She is currently working on a project with furniture manufacturers in Barbados to develop and implement a new long-term strategy for the industry.
In 2016, an exhibition of Johnson’s work produced in collaboration with Wendell Castle’s Icon Furniture and master craftsmen in Rajasthan was featured at Rossana Orlandi Studio during Milan Design Week. Her previous collections have received four ICFF Editors’ Awards. She was educated at the University of Toronto and received a Master’s in Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London.
- FURN-244G-01 Graduate Furniture Design I
- FURN-246G-01 Graduate Furniture Design III
Fall 2017 Courses
- FURN-1543-01 *Canada: Haida Made: Investigating Art And Craft Practice In The Pacific Northwest
Wintersession 2018 Courses
- FURN-245G-01 Graduate Furniture Design II
- FURN-249G-01 Graduate Furniture Design Thesis
Spring 2018 Courses
Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles