JEFF LEATHAM, Artistic Director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, has been creating a sensation with his floral designs and installations since he first began working with flowers at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Jeff was Awarded the prestigious “Knighthood” - “Chevalier de L’Order des Arts et Letters”, in 2014 - The French Governments Highest Honor for Artists whom have made a significant contribution to French culture.
Jeff’s work is a combination of his love for flowers and his passion for design. His creations are bold statements, using shape, color and simplicity to produce a dramatic effect. Breathtaking and unforgettable, Jeff’s flowers and design essentials are always integral to the setting, never merely a backdrop. Jeff’s expertise continues to attract praise around the world as seen in his first two books “FLOWERS BY JEFF LEATHAM” and “FLOWERS BY DESIGN”, Jeff’s New Floral Design Inspiration book “Jeff Leatham – Visionary Floral art and Design” by Rizzoli.
Known for his floral installations that are often compared to contemporary art, His continuous collaboration with international luxury brands has allowed him to present his work in several international design expositions around the world.
Such Luxury Brand’s as Alexander Wang, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bulgari, Swarovski Crystal, Givenchy, Ellie Saab, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Waterford Crystal, Dom Perignon, and Samsung have commissioned Leatham’s design signature style.
Leatham’s floral design clientele is as impressive as his work, including Tina Turner, Oprah Winfrey, and The Kardashian’s. Leatham had the Honor of designing the flowers for the Wedding of Marc Mezvinsky to Chelsea Clinton, daughter of President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Jeff also created the exquisite decor for the weddings of Sophia Vergara, Eva Longoria, and Tina Turner. Jeff has also has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show episode “Dream Jobs.”
Jeff’s Crystal Vase Design Collection “Fleurology” with Waterford Crystal is sold worldwide.
One of Leatham’s greatest honors was designing the first major event since the time of Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette in the famed “Galerie des Glaces” (Hall of Mirrors) at the Chateau De Versailles.
In November 2015, he had the honor of designing the Iconic holiday windows for Bloomingdale with the theme of the five scences for the holidays.
Jeff starred in the docu-series, “Flowers Uncut”, which premiered on TLC / Discovery, and is in syndication and replayed around the world today.
Jeff Leatham's passion for design expands and continues to advance into product lines with his own JL Home Collection, which launched in Fall, 2016. Most recently, he launched his first-ever rug line with renown carpet manufacturer Tai Ping. The 14-piece collection titled "Bloom" feaures mixed geometric shapes that are drenched in bold tints, bringing together Leatham's eye for composition with Tai Ping's historic knack for color gradation.
"Jeff Leatham is not just a "florist." His passion is so palpable that it is as if he actually paints a picture with the flowers as he creates environments that are unprecedented. I love him!"
- Mindy Weiss
"Jeff does not create flower arrangements; he creates works of art that are painful to leave behind once the party is over." - Sofia Vergara
“Jeff’s work has redefined floral design as we know it. I see his influence in my travels all over the world. And when I don’t see it, what’s before me simply looks outdated…. 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.” - Kylie Minogue
“Jeff’s work is so beautiful and flawless that I feel a rush of endorphins whenever I’m in its presence. I love his magical scents which he creates through what appears to be an effortless blending of color, dimension, and texture. He is a gifted artist who truly breaks traditional notions of beauty.” - Janet Jackson
“Jeff is not a florist, he is a genius.” - Cher
“Jeff’s arrangements and floral designs have influenced the floral arrangements in my home. His designs are unusually refreshing and very inspiring.” - Tina Turner
“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.”
- The New York Times Magazine
“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.” - Nadja Swarovski
“I am a great admirer of Jeff Leatham. He transforms flower arrangements into works of art in a way that is unique and unexpected. We have known each other for many years which led to our collaboration at the hotel George V. Combining our worlds and visions resulted in something very beautiful.” - Elie Saab
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 though a cloud had fallen from the sky to the body.”
- Suzy Menkes, Fashion Editor International NY Times