Patty Johnson Interview Part 1: Career



Patty Johnson discusses what led her to become a furniture designer and why her work has a social focus.

Qasim Virjee
Patty Johnson, Elise Hodson
March 2006
CANADA Toronto Region, Ontario, Toronto Region, CANADA
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Transcript

Patty Johnson discusses what led her to become a furniture designer and why her work has a social focus.

"I think like all designers, I came to design through a route that one might not necessarily think that one might come to design. I started off in the University of Toronto in literature and theatre. I was very interested in modernist literature, modernist theatre and I did a lot of directing, I organized a lot of plays. Most of these were around the theme of utopian ideals and modernist theories of being. When I left university I was very interested in pursuing a creative..."


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