To carry on the discussion of female designers this week on THE BATON, I wanted to include Elise Djo-Bourgeois. Best known as the wife and collaborator of the celebrated French architect Georges Djo-Bourgeois (1898-1937), Elise was an exceptional modernist textile and rug designer in her own right. Her geometrically patterned fabrics and rugs without question helped to distinguish the Djo-Bourgeois interior. Her work often stood beside that of architect/designer giants in 1920s and 30s Paris such as Rob. Mallet-Stevens and Charlotte Perriand, and resided in some of the most important modern structures of the day. Elise and her work definitely deserve a closer look.