Born in Louisiana, Arthur Dunnam came to New York in 1980 in order to attend the graduate design program at Pratt Institute. There, he worked under the legend of interior design, Billy Baldwin, what proved to be an eye-opening experience for young Dunnam. He was able to see one of the most astonishing residences around the world and he got to know a wholly new level of style, full of comfort and elegance.
The work in Baldwin’s company provided Dunnam with a head-start into the world of interior design, further boosting his career. It was then the young designer saw how important rugs and carpets are for the interiors he visited, calling them “a key components” of the projects.
In 1997 Arthur Dunnam was named a design director of Jed Johnson Associate, after having worked there for more than a decade. As the director, he incorporated a broad spectrum of styles and time periods into his projects. Despite his design philosophy being rooted in historical perspective, what Dunnam cared for the most was whether his project were comfortable and clean. He was drawn to the combinations of styles, often mixing together historical splendor and modern restraint.
Thanks to Dunnam’s determination, perfectionism and the eye of a true connoisseur, Jed Johnson Associate is one of the most prestigious interior design companies in the world. Among his clients one can find not only celebrities, but also numerous aficionados of his impeccable taste and unique style. What makes Dunnam’s designs so special is the fact that they are not solely based on the current trends, but represent timeless examples of style. While being an amazing artist, Dunnam is also a businessman, who never forgets about the needs of his clients. His interiors not only look marvelous, but also are functional and practical.
With time, many extremely talented designers who just as Dunnam appreciated the integrity and the quality of designs, joined Jed Johnson Associate further improving the company’s reputation. In spite of having his work based on historical periods, Dunnam and his associates often challenge themselves, being the leading edge of interior design.
Dunnam created numerous exquisite carpets in cooperation with Doris Leslie Blau. His creative projects (available for viewing at www.jedjohnson.com) were published in numerous books, shelter magazines, E-zines and periodicals – Architectural Digest, House and Garden, Metropolitan Home, House Beautiful, Hamptons Cottages and Gardens and the New York Times among them.