furnishing fabric

Textile: "Falcon Hunt," by Herman A. Elsberg (American, 1869–1938)
The Collector as Designer
American textile designer and collector Herman A. Elsberg (American, 1869–1938) designed this eye-catching furnishing fabric in the early 1920s. It was hand woven on a Jacquard loom at Elsberg’s factory in Lyon, France. Gold gazelles leap under the watchful eyes of silver falcons on a brilliant green ground scattered with clusters of leafless dark blue...
Textile, Motus, 1970; Gaetano Pesce for Expansion; Screen printed cotton velvet; Gift of The Lake St. Louis Historical Society, 2001-30-1
Gaetano Pesce was trained as an architect in Italy, but has also practiced in Paris and currently works in the United States. An extremely successful and influential designer, Pesce has established a reputation as an architect who is opposed to specialization. He has experimented, in his words, in “all fields of creative activity.” His multidisciplinary...