JEFF LEATHAM, Artistic Director of the Four Seasons Hotel
George V in Paris and Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, has been
creating a sensation with his floral installations since he began
his floral career in 1995. His work is a combination of his love
for flowers and passion for design. Using shape, color and
simplicity, his creations are dramatic, bold, unforgettable
statements that are always an integral part of the setting.
For nearly two decades, Jeff has produced spectacular
displays in Paris. In 2014, he was awarded the prestigious
Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the highest honor
for artists who have made a significant contribution to French
culture given by the Minister of Culture. One of Jeff's greatest
honors was designing the major event in the famed Galerie des Glaces, Hall of Mirrors, at the Chateau de Versailles since the time of Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette.
Jeff's expertise continues to attract praise around the world as an author. His three books have provided inspiration for creatives at every level. "Flowers by Jeff Leatham", "Flowers by Design", and "Jeff Leatham- Visionary Floral Art and Design" by Rizzoli remain best-selling design books worldwide.
Often compared to contemporary art, Jeff's floral installations motivate collaborations with international design expositions and luxury brands. Such renowned brands such as Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, BVLGARI, Alexander McQueen, Swarovski, Givenchy, Ellie Saab, Burberry, Waterford, Dom Perignon, Samsung and Chanel are just a few who have commisioned Leatham's signature design style.
Jeff's clientele is as impressive as his work and includes, but is not limited to, Tina Turner, Oprah Winfrey, the Kardashian family, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Former President Clinton and his wife Secretary of State Clinton. He also had the honor of designing the weddings of Marc Mezvinsky to Chelsea Clinton, Sofia Vergara to Joe Manganiello, Tina Turner to Erwin Bach and many more stunning weddings around the world.
Leatham is a lifestyle icon and has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show "Dream Jobs" episode as well as many times on the Martha Stewart and Queen Latifah shows. In 2009, he stared in his own documentary series "Flowers Uncut". His passion for design expands and continues to advance in product lines with his own JL Home, Fine Fragrance collection, as well as, two collections Fleurology and Jeff Leatham for Waterford Crystal.
Jeff has proven to push the boundaries of modern floral design and will continue to be a tastemaker for years to come. In September 2019, Leatham will open his newest studio at the highly anticipated Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia and plans to make it an artistic destination.
“Jeff’s work has redefined floral design as we know it. I see his influence in my travels all over the world... His work is an art form, graphic, architectural and always beautiful. His character shines through his work and I have come to love them both!!! He is a great friend and a great artist.”
“Jeff has not only revolutionized floral artistry by creating a new style characterized by intense colors, unexpected angles and grand dimensions, He has also influenced the design world in general.“
NEW YORK TIMES
“What makes his flowers so seductive is his belief that they are an artistic medium… he infuses each display with clean lines, strong colors and a lot of unspoken sex.“
“Jeff’s artistry with flowers is: “The floral equivalent to Haute Couture-when you watch a master take a piece of fine fabric and drape it, so that it looks as through a cloud had fallen from the sky to the body.”