In Styleture’s “Sultans of Style” series, we profile game-changing artists who have pioneered their way into the history books of design.
William Morris, born in 1834 in England, was a leading pioneer of the “Arts & Crafts Movement” in the 19th century. When it came to design, William Morris did it all: wall coverings, stained glass, carpets, tapestries, type face, furniture and more. In 1861, he founded “the Firm,” a collective of several of the most talented and important designers of the times. Some of his most famous creations were patterns including “Tulip & Willow” and “Acanthus.” He was also responsible for the “Gothic Revival” style and several architectural commissions including the “Red House” in Bexley Heath south of London.