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Creating Something New in India
There are many new decorative items and pieces of furniture coming out of India, but Johnson says he's more interested in some of the older items and small trinkets for sale in the vast outdoor markets. "There are these markets that are enormous, like football fields filled with building parts," Johnson says. "There are opportunities to make things with a lot of old pieces, so it is a fantasy for a designer because you can go there and pretty much use materials to make all kinds of cool things. It's a blast for me!"
Using old figurines, plastic toys, knickknacks, bracelets and other pieces from the Indian markets, Johnson created a one-of-a-kind "found objects" chandelier for Anthropologie.