Patricia Johnson

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.

Fall 2021

FD-244G-01 Graduate Furniture Design I
FD-246G-01 Graduate Furniture Design III

Wintersession 2022

APPAR-1535-01 Wearable Furniture: Apparl In The Context Of Its Environment
FD-1733-01 *india: Investigating Craft Practice In Collaboration With The National Institute Of Design
IDISC-1535-01 Wearable Furniture: Apparel In The Context Of Its Environment

Spring 2022

FD-245G-01 Graduate Furniture Design II
FD-249G-01 Graduate Furniture Design Thesis
a photo portrait of RISD faculty member Patty Johnson
  • MA, Central St. Martins College Art Design