“We are very proud to announce our new partnership. Illustrator Jeanne Detallante designed a beautiful new contemporary interpretation of an old Persian Garden of Eden. The result is simply stunning. A beautiful landscape with exotic plants and animals and an enormous perception of color… We are very moved by the result and hold this collaboration very deeply in our hearts. The design circulates in different directions. There is a surface and a depth, a verticality where the patterns of the different elements are built up. It is a poetic yet realistic, daydream-like vision of nature. Nature observed, transformed into a emotion, transformed into a graphic response. A nature that is not always so calm, where not everything is harmonious, but sometimes surprisingly fine. A nature that is not always reassuring, but where you can still find peace. Room for silent admiration. Something that we are a part of and that we are still seeking to belong to.”
Wendy Guns, owner of Ashtari Carpets, adds : “I got to know Jeanne Detallante at our place through a common contact within the artistic world. During our first meeting, we were both very charmed by each other’s work. She had a fascination for carpets/designs and the art of carpet knotting. And we had an affinity for her illustrations. There was also a mutual trust from the beginning, and we got along very well. We clicked immediately… I always had great love for the old Persian Tabriz carpets where the Paradise Garden was often a central theme. We, therefore, had the idea of creating a new Garden of Eden for quite some time. When I met Jeanne and was able to admire her beautiful illustrations and work, I knew she was the right designer to create a new modern interpretation of the Garden of Eden. Carte blanche, starting from a blank sheet… in her own style. A carpet exclusively designed by JEANNE DETALLANTE and produced by Ashtari Carpets.
The design combines two worlds… the traditional Persian themes/motifs and figures are displayed in a very contemporary form and style of their own. Thanks to its large dimensions of 370 x 270, it also has enormous power. It is a color explosion, a discovery… an experience…”
Jeanne Detallante was born in Paris. After spending time in New York and Philadelphia, she now lives in Brussels. She is an illustrator for Prada, Vogue, American Express, AMI, Diptyque, Miu Miu, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair… Jeanne has developed a highly personal style over the years. Her colorful, sometimes grotesque images are inspired by myths, fairy tales and fashion. In the style of the 1960s, Jeanne creates busy and fascinating dream worlds. Jeanne loves perfume and dreams of a garden with fountains.