The Johnston Collection

FABRICATING THE WORLD | WILLIAM MORRIS (1834–96): revolutionary textile designer and arbiter of taste with Dr Susan Scollay

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Panels, Lectures & Ideas

Event Details

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Panels, Lectures & Ideas

Event Starts

Jun 29, 2022

Event Ends

Jun 29, 2022

Venue

The Johnston Collection

William Morris (1834–1896) was a tireless and prolific designer and producer of textiles, tapestries, stained glass, furniture and more. Inspired by nature, historic interiors and by the decorative arts of the Middle East, he reinterpreted the flowers of the English countryside to produce a decorative vocabulary that transformed British design in the late-nineteenth century. His early textiles were initially more likely to be worked in wool rather than silk, although his later embroideries used naturally-dyed silk threads on linen and were widely admired for their elegance. As an advisor to the forerunner of the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington, he played a significant role in promoting handcraft, good design and ‘authenticity’ in art – qualities he saw as the antithesis of the increasing industrialisation and commercialisation of the production of domestic textile furnishings.

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