Jeff Leatham for Tai Ping Tridescent rug in wool and delicate silk
Jeff Leatham for Tai Ping Synchronism I rug in wool and dull silk
Floral artist Jeff Leatham brought his cultivated eye to a new medium: He’s collaborated with Hong Kong–based House of Tai Ping on a debut collection of handmade woven carpets and rugs, dubbed Bloom by Jeff Leatham.
Leatham, artistic director for the Four Seasons Hotel Georges V in Paris, has created over-the-top, artful flower installations for fashion houses (Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Philip Treacy), world leaders (His Holiness the Dalai Lama) and celebs including Madonna and Oprah. He’s the ultimate creative boundary-pusher, and his approach to rug design is no exception.
His work for Tai Ping Carpets is an explosive abstraction — an exploration of nature, form, balance and color that uses water as a metaphor for the origin of life. His linear designs apply diagonal, kaleidoscopic stripes in angular layers that appear almost three-dimensional and reflect the color spectrum as seen in the natural world. Tai Ping Carpets in the Dallas Design District, 1025 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 310, 214.741.4215.