A blue-flame leopard falls from the sky through the pitch-black night, while the full moon rises above the event behind a veil of clouds and rain. What sounds like the scene from a legend is the motif of a new rug by Reuber Henning. The image is based on the tragic story of Count Ladislaus von Fraunberg, who lost his first wife to death and the second one to a monastery. He died without heirs, distraught over his fate. A leopard, which had been a farewell gift from his brother-in-law, followed the count at every turn and remained faithful to him until the end. We do not know whether the story happened in exactly the same way – but it did inspire the designer Laurids Gallée so much that he designed a motif tapestry for Reuber Henning.
The textile collector’s item from the collaboration between the Austrian product designer Laurids Gallée and Reuber Henning is produced in a limited edition on request. The Ladislaus tapestry has been on display at Schloss Hollenegg for Design since May 2022 as part of the exhibition “East to West” curated by Alice Stori Liechtenstein – in the immediate vicinity of the portrait of Ladislaus von Fraunberg – and the leopard, which is still loyal to the count.
The edition is limited to 25 pieces.
Hand-woven in pure new wool
Available in two sizes: 300 x 300 cm | 250 x 250 cm
Please enquire based on your required size.