Come check out Paul Johnson’s new warehouse in LIC
April 19, 2012

Meet Paul Johnson of Johnson trading gallery. I started my design collecting by buying Paul Evans commodes from him and I still do, he also has a potpourri of other interesting options, so let’s have a look

Meet Paul Johnson of Johnson trading gallery. I started my design collecting by buying Paul Evans commodes from him and I still do, he also has a potpourri of other interesting options, so let’s have a look

This is a beautiful Nakashima dining table in Paul’s new Long Island city warehouse/showroom. Note the floating edge and conoid base, just the way I like it

This is a beautiful Nakashima dining table in Paul’s new Long Island city warehouse/showroom. Note the floating edge and conoid base, just the way I like it

Not Nakashima, this is a burled maple coffee table by California designer J.B.Blunk—very coool

Not Nakashima, this is a burled maple coffee table by California designer J.B.Blunk—very coool

This is a Paul Evans studio wavy front buffet---good stuff and worth about 150k today

This is a Paul Evans studio wavy front buffet---good stuff and worth about 150k today

vintage Wendell Castle rocker

vintage Wendell Castle rocker

New designer, Max lamb, a Paul Johnson discovery and success

New designer, Max lamb, a Paul Johnson discovery and success

This table is by Rafael de Cardenas, he’s the hottest young architect designer for the uber trendy.

This table is by Rafael de Cardenas, he’s the hottest young architect designer for the uber trendy.

Rafael’s work revisits themes from the Memphis movement  in the 80s, but turns it into fashion meets design …sexy

Rafael’s work revisits themes from the Memphis movement in the 80s, but turns it into fashion meets design …sexy

Ricky Clifton chairs, kinda rockstar decadent

Ricky Clifton chairs, kinda rockstar decadent

Paul has collected hundreds of paintings by Robert Loughlin, his signature figure is known as the  “brute”. Loughlin was a famous furniture picker in the flea markets…he sold to Warhol, he was also a painter who painted the same figure on everything.

Paul has collected hundreds of paintings by Robert Loughlin, his signature figure is known as the “brute”. Loughlin was a famous furniture picker in the flea markets…he sold to Warhol, he was also a painter who painted the same figure on everything.

He died last year, see http://www.robertloughlin.us/

on a mirror

on a mirror

on a cork board

on a cork board

So long Paul, thanks for the visit and congrats on the new warehouse/gallery!

So long Paul, thanks for the visit and congrats on the new warehouse/gallery!