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Doug Johnston

Brooklyn, NY
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About Doug Johnston

Since 2010 Doug Johnston has focused on a process of coiling and stitching rope using industrial sewing machines, producing a wide range of functional and sculptural objects. The work utilizes a long history of human technologies such as cordage, coiled vessels, bags and basketry, masonry construction, sewing machines, and 3d printing. With these, he has built a formal vocabulary and studio practice that engages his varied interests in architecture, spatial and landscape formation, commerce, and fundamental human technologies. The work often sits at the intersection of a...Read More

Doug Johnston

Established in 20111stDibs seller since 2021

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"Charger" Wall-Mounted Coiled Rope Fiber Sculpture by Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
-Made in 2017 -poly cord, nylon sewing thread This piece was made by coiling a single length of polyester cord, and sewing the coil together with an industrial sewing machine. The c...
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2010s American Other Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Thread, Nylon, Rope, Polyester

"5H-s" Coiled Cotton and Nylon Rope Sculptural Pendant Light by Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This piece was made in 2023 as a variation of our popular "5H" pendant. Natural cotton cord, white nylon cord, white nylon thread, 18/3 SVT electrical cord with white braided nylon...
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2010s American Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cotton, Cord, Nylon

"1Hf-L" Coiled Cotton and Nylon Rope Pendant Light by Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Made in 2023, as a variation of a piece from 2013 Natural cotton cord, white nylon cord, white nylon thread, 18/3 SVT electrical cord with white braided nylon sleeve. Includes (1) wh...
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2010s North American Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cotton, Nylon, Cord

"2Hc-L" Coiled Cotton and Nylon Rope Pendant Light by Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Made in 2023 as a larger variation of a piece from 2013. Natural cotton cord, white nylon cord, white nylon thread, 18/3 SVT electrical cord with white braided nylon sleeve. Includes...
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2010s North American Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cotton, Nylon, Cord

"Maku 6" Cotton and Nylon Rope Pendant Light by Tomoe Matsuoka for Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Designed and made by artist/designer Tomoe Matsuoka in 2023, for Doug Johnston Studio. This is a one-of-a-kind item and is one of 6 pieces in the "Maku" collection created by Tomoe M...
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2010s North American Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cotton, Nylon, Cord

"Maku 5" Cotton and Nylon Rope Pendant Light by Tomoe Matsuoka for Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Designed and made by artist/designer Tomoe Matsuoka in 2023, for Doug Johnston Studio. This is a one-of-a-kind item and is one of 6 pieces in the "Maku" collection created by Tomoe M...
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2010s North American Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cotton, Nylon, Cord

"Maku 4" Cotton and Nylon Rope Pendant Light by Tomoe Matsuoka for Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Designed and made by artist/designer Tomoe Matsuoka in 2023, for Doug Johnston Studio. This is a one-of-a-kind item and is one of 6 pieces in the "Maku" collection created by Tomoe M...
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2010s North American Other Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Cotton, Nylon, Cord

"Maku 3" Cotton and Nylon Rope Pendant Light by Tomoe Matsuoka for Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Designed and made by artist and designer Tomoe Matsuoka in 2023, for Doug Johnston Studio. This is a one-of-a-kind item and is one of 6 pieces in the "Maku" collection created by Tom...
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2010s North American Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cotton, Nylon, Cord

"Maku 2" Cotton and Nylon Rope Pendant Light by Tomoe Matsuoka for Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Designed and made by artist and designer Tomoe Matsuoka in 2023, for Doug Johnston Studio. This is a one-of-a-kind item and is one of 6 pieces in the "Maku" collection created by Tom...
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2010s North American Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cotton, Nylon, Cord

"Maku 1" Cotton and Nylon Rope Pendant Light by Tomoe Matsuoka for Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Designed and made by artist and designer Tomoe Matsuoka in 2023, for Doug Johnston Studio. This is a one-of-a-kind item and is one of 6 pieces in the "Maku" collection created by Tom...
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2010s North American Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cotton, Nylon, Cord

"1Hh" Coiled Cotton and Nylon Rope Pendant Light by Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Designed in 2013. This piece made in 2020. Natural cotton cord, white nylon cord, white nylon thread, 18/3 SVT electrical cord with white braided nylon sleeve. Includes (1) white swa...
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2010s North American Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cord, Nylon, Cotton

"3Ha-L" Coiled Cotton and Nylon Rope Sculptural Pendant Light by Doug Johnston
By Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This piece was made in 2023 as a larger version of our popular "3Ha" pendant. With these dimensions, this is a one-of-a-kind piece that is similar to the "3Ha" open edition. Natural...
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2010s American Other Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Cotton, Cord, Nylon

More About Doug Johnston

A group of sculptural pendant lights.

A group of sculptural objects

2014 Exhibition "Brooklyn Nets", at Aberson Exhibits Gallery in Tulsa, Ok.

Doug Johnston and Tomoe Matsuoka in their studio in Brooklyn, NY.