Jed Johnson Associates is one of the most prestigious interior design companies that ever existed. The history of the company is as fascinating as the designs produced by them.

This notorious design company had a very humble start. Jed Johnson, the founder, started designing in a fourth floor bedroom of a Manhattan townhouse.

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Mr Johnson began his decorating career by accident. He became a decorator simply because he had to organize Andy Wharol’s things, with whom Jed lived for 12 years.

Who would say that a man that started decorating by the need to organize would become the founder of one of the most renowned interior design companies?

With his very balanced yet refined work, Jed Johnson soon began to work with important clients. Sandra and Peter Brant, Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall, Barbra Streisand and Richard Gere are some of the people that truly enjoyed the beautiful decoration of Jed Johnson.  They loved how Jed could design a luxury room without excess and how he could recreate a decor from the past and impregnate a modern touch to it.

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Little by little the company started to grow and talented designers that appreciated and were inspired by Johnson’s work  joined the firm.

In 1996 the design world was hit by tragedy. Jed Johnson  was in the TWA Flight 800 that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near East Moriches, New York. None of the people on that flight survived.

The company continued under the leadership of Jed Johnson’s twin brother: Jay Johnson.  Despite the loss of the best designer and figured head of the firm, Jay decided to keep the business open and running at full speed.

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The style and the beautiful work of Jed Johnson  Associates continued following the guidelines of its founder: quality, refinement and design knowledge.

Today, the company is surrounded by great designers that keep Jed Johnson Associates at the top of the design world.

 

Sources: Jed Johnson Associates, The New Yorl Times

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