Tai Ping: Aquarelle Floods
Florist and artistic director Jeff Leatham joins guest designers of Tai Ping Carpets with fine rugs that combine delicate aquarelles and bold geometrics.
American designer and florist Jeff Leatham joins the guest designers of Tai Ping Carpets with his carpet collection Bloom. The collection, which consists of tufted fine carpets that blend delicate aquarelle painting to both subtle and bold geometric forms, was launched in Paris during the time of interiors trade fair Maison & Objet Paris.
Jeff Leatham began his career as a florist in the prestigious Four Seasons Beverly Hills Hotel. When the hotel group reopened the renowned George V Hotel in Paris, Leatham moved to France. He won the award for the best hotel florist in Europe for several years, and now works as and artistic director of Four Seasons hotels worldwide.
Now carrying a rock star status, Leatham paints with flowers and flooded areas. The Bloom Collection for Tai Ping follows his previous design collaboration with Waterford crystal. Leatham’s clientele also includes entertainers and artists such as Cher, Tina Turner and Eva Longoria.
Hong Kong-based carpet house Tai Ping was established in 1956 to preserve ancestral techniques of hand-knotting and tufting by Chinese mainland emigrates. The company soon became a studio for innovation that saw the invention of a tufting pistol that then became a global industry tool. Tai Ping’s previous guest designers include André Fu, Chen Chen and Kai Williams, Ramy Fischler, Dominique Picquier, Han Feng, Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman, Arik Levy, Rêves d’Orient and Rita Motta. •
Jeff Leatham: Bloom Collection for Tai Ping Carpets (2016).