This project by Patty Johnson was originally produced in collaboration with six designers from the Caribbean region—Hansie Duvivier (Haiti), Stella Hackett (Barbados), Andy Manley (Dominica), Philip Marshall (Barbados), Cassandre Mehu (Haiti), and Lesley-Ann Noel (Trinidad and Tobago). Working closely with artisan producers, communities and craft production factories the group created twenty new furniture, textile, home accessory and lighting products that were debuted at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair 2010 in New York City. The first product collection represents the work of twenty one companies from eight Caribbean nations including Haiti, Barbados, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and others. The project was supported by the Caribbean Export Development Agency, the Barbados Investment Development Corporation, the Interamerican Development Bank, and, the Trade Facilitation Office of Canada.
In September 2010, Love, Freedom, Flow was shown at the launch of the Tom Dixon Shop at Portobello Dock as part of London Design Week. Selected products are available in the UK through the Tom Dixon Shop, Wharf Building, Portobello Dock, 344 Ladbroke Grove, London, W10 5BU www.tomdixon.net
A new edition—New Caribbean Design: Guyana—was presented at the Interior Design Show Toronto in January 2011. All of these products are manufactured by hand in Guyana, South America and the producers represent a cross section of the best of the region from furniture manufacturers to the beautiful and rare work of Amerindian communities.