William Morris (1834-1896) is considered one of the greatest designers and prominant figures within the Arts and Craft Movement. Besides his influence in the arts, Morris was also a well-regarded poet, artist, philosopher, typographer and political theorist. From his humble beginnings at the decorating business Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co, he provided beautiful, handcrafted products and furnishings for the home.
Best known for his wallpaper and fabric design, Morris & Co became a prominant print house over the next 150 years; only experiencing turbulence during the First and Second World Wars.
Today, Morris & Co are part of the Sanderson family, and continues to be a house hold name.
Having recently released the fourth volume of the successful Archive series, Morris & Co have delved into the influences of Persian carpets and global textiles. As part of the series, Purleigh Weaves is a rich compendium of upholstery weight fabrics inspired by Morris' love of the East and their craftsmanship. The Archive IV also includes The Collector Fabrics which feature eight unique fabrics across a mix of qualities and production techniques and is perfectly complemented by the Archive IV wallpapers and the Purleigh Waves. The Collector Wallpapers include eight superlative wallpaper designs which are complemented again by the eight unique fabrics and five upholstery fabrics across a mix of qualities and production techniques.
All of those included in the Archive IV collections represent Morris' "passion for understanding the craftsmanship of the past and the East...the collection includes adaptations of his stunning hand knotted carpets as well as Eastern textiles, found complementing Morris fabrics and wallpapers in the interiors of Standen and Wightwick Manor".
For more information on the new Morris & Co Archive IV, contact our team at G&H today.