DescriptionIn 1861, William Morris (British, 1834-1896) co-founded an interior design firm (reorganized in 1875 as Morris & Co.) to design and produce a full range of household objects. The timeless pattern on our passport case is adapted from a detail of Compton, a Victorian-era wallpaper pattern designed by John Henry Dearle (British, 1860–1932), Morris’s chief designer.
Polyester, with black sueded fabric and nylon lining. Snap closure. 5 1/2''L x 4''W.
- 5 1/2''L x 4''W
- Snap closure
- Shell: 100% Polyester with black sueded fabric
- Lining: 100% green nylon
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.