Artful colorations and patterns characterize the designs of William Morris (British, 1834–1896). A founder of the Arts and Crafts movement, Morris rejected modernity and industry in favor of creating beautiful, handcrafted everyday objects. The motif on our eyeglass case and lens cloth is adapted from Pink and Rose
, an original wallpaper design by Morris & Co. (ca. 1890) in the Museum’s collection.
Eyeglass Case: Microfiber, metal, and PVC. 6'' x 2 1/2'' x 1 1/2''.
Lens Cloth: Microfiber. 6 1/2'' square.
- Eyeglass Case: Microfiber, metal, and PVC. 6'' x 2 1/2'' x 1 1/2''
- Lens Cloth: Microfiber. 6 1/2'' square
Art HistoryPoet, political activist, architect, and designer, William Morris (British, 1834–1896) ranks among the most influential figures of the Victorian era. In 1861, Morris co- founded the successful firm later known as Morris & Co. The company’s enduringly popular designs for wallpaper, stained glass, furniture, and fabric reflect Morris’s own interests in medieval art and the close study of nature, and were often densely patterned with flowers, leaves, and fruit.