Award-winning carpet designer, creative director at Vaheed Taheri design has been creating striking and vibrant rugs that link the traditional handcrafts of the Eastern Zen with modern, almost minimalistic designs. A synthesis, which leads to extraordinary pieces.
Having graduated in textile design, urban planning and having a successful career as a textile designer as well as working alongside well-known carpet and textile designers; Vaheed has a worldly understanding of contemporary art, classic elegance and innovative design. He derives his design concepts and practices from his experiences and studies across the globe that has allowed this Iranian born carpet designer to be at the forefront of the modern day, handmade carpet industry. Over the years Vaheed has focused on further developing the innovative, sustainable and artistic aspects of his craft.
Vaheed Taheri’s love of nature and deep conceptual understanding of modern lifestyle, history, art, color theory, culture and fashion radiates throughout his work and can be seen in all of Vaheed Taheri’s exclusive collections of handmade carpets.
Vaheed’s designs have appeared in leading interior design and fashion magazines including Elle Décor, Interior Design, California Home & Design and Cover magazine. – Hand Made Rugs
Jonathan Browning is a principal and creative director of Jonathan Browning Studios, Inc. With over 25 years experience, Jonathan divides his time between designing his bronze product lines and interior design commissions, both residential and hospitality. His work has been published in all major magazines, including Interior Design, Metropolitan Home, Western Interiors, Veranda, Interiors, California Home and Design, and most recently an article profiling him in Architectural Digest. Educated at the University of California at Berkeley and later earning his Master of Architecture degree at SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture) Jonathan was the recipient of the prestigious A.I.A. Scholarship for work he designed as a student.
Hospitality has a large presence in Jonathan’s portfolio. Serving as Executive Vice President of Design for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Jonathan is responsible for numerous St.Regis, Luxury Collection, W, Westin, and Sheraton projects seen around the globe. He has also designed flagship stores for fashion brands on Rodeo Drive, Michigan Avenue, and Broadway. – San Francisco Rug Gallery