Vaheed A. Taheri is an award – winning carpet designer and creative director at Vaheed Taheri Studio. He has been creating striking and vibrant artisan rugs that link the traditional handcrafts of the Eastern Zen with modern minimalistic designs in a synthesis, which lead to extraordinary pieces.
With a degree in textile design and urban planning, Vaheed has developed a successful career as a textile designer while learning from his work alongside other well-known carpet and textile designers. Vaheed Taheri has a worldly understanding of contemporary art, classic elegance and innovative design. He utilizes all of the design concepts and practices from his experiences and studies across the globe in his processes….helping him further develop the innovative, artistic and sustainable aspects of his craft.
Vaheed’s designs have appeared in leading interior design and fashion magazines including Elle Décor, Interior Design, California Home & Design and Cover magazine.
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.