Andy Warhol

Throughout the 1950s Andy Warhol became one of the most successful illustrators of his time, winning numerous industry awards. Andy Warhol worked for the Edelman's back in the late 50's and early 60's, as their graphic designer, and even helped merchandise the unusual animal skins developing personalities for each.

He was not a talkative man, but when he first saw the leathers he said, "Wow." Twice!

In 1959 he drew the first Edelman ad, "This is a shoe in Fleming-joffe," which he later reinterpreted for the interiors industry as the iconic "This is a chair in Edelman Leather".

Andy designed a coloring book of exotic animals and fantasy worlds. Many of these original pieces have been donated to the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, including the wonderful world of Noa the Boa. The rest remain among the close and personal possessions of the Edelman family.

A fortunate and lifelong connection, forever, Andy Warhol and his drawings provide endless inspirations and smiles to all of us.

"Working with Andy, was very uncomplicated, a very pleasurable experience from the point of working through professional. He was always on time. He always did what he said he was going to do. He did not have a big ego about his work. If we liked it, it was great. If we wanted to make a change, it was fine with him. Andy was very,very smart. He got totally involved in a project, and took things to their literal base, as opposed to being superficial. Andy was never superficial. People who say ...read more