Founded in 2000, Johnson Trading Gallery is one of the places you should visit while staying in NY and searching of the best design galleries.
The gallery has exhibitions featuring works by emerging and established architects, designers, and artists who push the boundaries of traditional furniture construction as well as highlighting major historical design movements. Johnson Trading represents artists such as Aranda\Lasch, Rafael De Cárdenas, Chris Schanck, Max Lamb, Kwangho Lee, Jay Sae Jung Oh.
Paul Johnson is the man behind Johnson Trading Gallery, a New York staple for vintage and contemporary design lovers. In another life, Paul Johnson studied business and worked in the financial industry. But that was before he completely shifted gears and found himself working as a “picker” (an art world label for one who scours markets and shops for special pieces) in Manhattan.
Johnson began tirelessly traveling the globe in search of rare 20th century pieces. Soon after, he opened a private showroom, working mainly with other dealers. By 2004, he’d opened his first gallery, and in 2005, he began producing pieces with rising contemporary design stars like Aranda/Lasch and Max Lamb.
Meet also Jack Craig furniture design HERE!
Johnson Trading Gallery has always strived to be a gallery that represents both historical and contemporary design. The common thread is that they try to show work that is not only unique, but also very soulful.
Paul says: “We don’t really follow trends or make it easy for people to buy from us unfortunately, but we try our best to not only give our clients something unique, but also a good investment, especially in the historical work.”
47-42 43rd St
Woodside, NY 11377
See also Art furniture by Chris Schanck HERE!