ART & DESIGN

Photos: Paul Johnson Is the Hardest Working Man in Design

The furniture dealer doesn’t believe in easy chairs.


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Paul Johnson at Woods Cathedral, the abandoned Detroit church he bought at a tax auction.

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The nave of the cathedral.

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The facade of the cathedral.

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Jack Craig, in his studio at Woods Cathedral.

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Jack Craig, in his studio at Woods Cathedral.

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Max Lamb at work in Johnson’s warehouse in Queens.

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Pieces from Lamb’s “Man, Rock, Drill” series.

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Chris Schanck, with an Alufoil chair, in his Detroit studio.

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The Detroit power substation Johnson acquired sight unseen.