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By Ashleigh VanHouten

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Tania Johnson always had a passion for anything artistic, but was most mesmerized by weaving. “When I first started at school I had to experiment with the different disciplines of textile design: print, knit, and weave,” the rug designer explains. “As soon as I started weaving, I knew it was an area I would always want to work in. I love the challenge of starting with an image that has inspired me and figuring out how it can be achieved in a textural, woven form.” After living and working in New York for 12 years, designing textiles for such renowned brands as Martha Stewart, Chilewich, Vera Wang, and Calvin Klein Home, last year Johnson decided to explore her true love and launched Tania Johnson Design, which specializes in custom-made hand-knotted rugs. But making sure the carpets were produced ethically was top priority. She immediately contacted GoodWeave— an organization that works to end child labor in the carpet industry—and obtained a list of their certified factories. “I believe educating and empowering women and children is critical to achieving a more stable balance in our world,” she explains. “If I can use my passion and skills for designing to help achieve this in any small way, that at least is a start.” Johnson’s rugs are all woven or knotted by artisans in Nepal using combinations of silk, wool, and Pashmina, and for her designs, she draws inspiration from the beauty and impermanence of the natural world. Her interest in transposing images like flowers and trees into woven art led to her Nature collection. Her fascination with the interplay of light and shadow is most evident in her recent Light collection. And next spring, she will unveil her Water collection. “I am constantly inspired by the patterns that form and change around us,” she says, adding that she is also working on pieces that can specifically be used as wall hangings. “Rather than take a photo of a flower, it is inevitably the shadow of that flower that I will be drawn to. The whole idea of transience and capturing a fleeting moment in time fascinates and inspires me endlessly.” www.taniajohnsondesign.com

Clockwise from top left: Tania Johnson, smiling as she showcases her work; and Glow, Blur, Haze, and Radiance, all rugs from Johnson’s recent Light collection, which demonstrate her fascination with the interplay of light and shadow.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - November 2011

Hospitality Design - November 2011
Contents
Online Contents
From the Editor
From the Show Director
People
People
Sketchbook
Trends
Trends
Forecast
Interview
Interview
Jono Pandolfi
Michelle Bergeron
Chris Hardy
Fumiaki Odaka
Tania Johnson
Textiles
Bathroom Goodies
Surfaces
Flooring
Hotel Americano
Hotel Lautner
Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Renaissance Washington, DC
Dick’s Pizza and Pleasure
La Pensione
Back Space
Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Intro
Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Hospitality Design - November 2011
Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Cover2
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Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Contents
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Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Online Contents
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Hospitality Design - November 2011 - From the Editor
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Hospitality Design - November 2011 - From the Show Director
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Hospitality Design - November 2011 - People
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Hospitality Design - November 2011 - People
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Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Sketchbook
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Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Trends
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Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Trends
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Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Forecast
Hospitality Design - November 2011 - 76
Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Interview
Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Interview
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Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Jono Pandolfi
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Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Michelle Bergeron
Hospitality Design - November 2011 - 84
Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Chris Hardy
Hospitality Design - November 2011 - 86
Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Fumiaki Odaka
Hospitality Design - November 2011 - 88
Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Tania Johnson
Hospitality Design - November 2011 - 90
Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Textiles
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Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Bathroom Goodies
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Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Surfaces
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Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Flooring
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Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Hotel Americano
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Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Hotel Lautner
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Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Rosewood Hotel Georgia
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Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Renaissance Washington, DC
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Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Dick’s Pizza and Pleasure
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Hospitality Design - November 2011 - La Pensione
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Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Back Space
Hospitality Design - November 2011 - Cover3
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