Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Inspirational wallpaper, rug, and textile patterns from the father of arts and crafts, William Morris

Just a tiny blurb about William Morris from Wikipedia:
"William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was an English architect, furniture and textile designer, artist, writer,socialist and Marxist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement."

If you're not familiar with his work I'm sure you'll love it. His patterns are meant not to display geometric genius, but to honor nature. "He did not see the merits of a wholly geometrically inspired design and remained convinced through most of his life that nature was the only solution to a good design." - via The Textile Blog"

I love seeing work in progress

A Morris carpet detail

above images via The Textile Blog

via Easy Web

Love this one!
via Creatively Different Blinds

via Met Museum

If you like his work a lot of gift shops and boutiques sell products with his patterns on them. You can find stationary and office supplies with his patterns here.

via Victoria and Albert Museum Shop

I will definitely be remembering these fabrics!
via Quilter's Palette


Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

How beautiful and organic his work is. The color ways work so well.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love his work. I currently have two William Morris prints in my living room. These prints have been framed over and over and moved to different rooms over the years.

Down Comforter said...

Love the 3rd, 4th, & 5th patterns - great, impactful colors :)

Megan said...

Oh, I love all of his wallpapers! Have you ever been to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and gone to the cafe? They have his wallpaper on the walls! Fabulous.

Ashley said...

I've been wanting to visit that museum - definitely when I'm in London this year!


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