William Morris (1834-1896), artist, philosopher and political theorist, was one of the most outstanding and influential designers of the Arts and Crafts Movement and through his company, Morris & Co., he produced some of the most fashionable and exciting textiles and wallpapers of his era.
His legacy continues today with Morris & Co. producing authentic versions of his original designs alongside new interpretations to create up to date fabrics and wallpapers with timeless appeal.
Welcome to the Morris & CoInspirations Pages, a showcase of the most aspirational looks, which we hope will enthuse, encourage and ignite you. We’ve spent hours agonizing about which images to leave in – and, indeed, whether we could bear to leave any out, so we hope you’ll be suitably inspired by the selection we’ve put together just for you!
Our latest blog talks about the 'Love Is Enough' exhibition at Modern Art Oxford. The blog reveals how Turner Prize winner, Jeremy Deller manages to bring together the work of William Morris & Andy Warhol.
William Morris's legacy continues today with Morris & Co. producing authentic versions of his original designs alongside fresh interpretations, using innovative print techniques to create wallpapers with timeless appeal. With new versions of classic designs like 'Acanthus', 'Daisy' and 'Strawberry Thief', reproduced in wallpaper for the first time, this is a collection to grow our appreciation of Morris's unrivalled artistry.
After establishing 'The Firm's' production of wallpapers, William Morris turned his attention to the production of hand-block printed fabrics. The earliest Morris prints were produced by the printing mill, Bannister Hall...