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Morris & Co 'Monkshood - Aqua/Peashoot' Wallpaper

Beware, Alan Francis Vigers's upbeat, jolly 1901 design has a somewhat sinister undertone. So named because its head resembles the rounded shape of a monk's habit, this plant is also referred to as wolfsbane, recalling its use as a toxic poison used to coat arrows fired at marauding wolves in Classical times. This plant, as treacherous as it is beautiful, is charmingly rendered by Vigers with innocuous innocence.

Available in three colourways: Cobalt & Goblin Green, Aqua & Peashoot, Tangerine & Sage

The Bedford Park collection brings together an inner circle of towering creative talents; heroes of British design. The work of William Morris, C.F.A. Voysey, Allan Francis Vigers and J.H. Dearle sets the visual scene for this collection of fabrics and wallpapers. Recoloured in shades of punk and flower power, this is a colour-rich Morris & Co. as you’ve never seen it before.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Composition - 100% Paper
Width - 52cm
Vertical Repeat - 52cm
Roll length - 10.05m
Design Code - 217344
Pattern Match - Straight Match

*Please note that wallpaper cannot be returned

ABOUT MORRIS & CO.

As a political theorist, publisher, environmental campaigner, poet, as well as an outstanding designer, William Morris (1834–1896) was one of the single most influential figures of the nineteenth century. Under his direction Morris & Co. grew to the status of Arts & Crafts icon that it remains to this day.

Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. (1861–1875) was a furnishings and decorative arts manufacturer and retailer founded by the artist and designer William Morris with friends from the Pre-Raphaelites. With its successor Morris & Co. (1875–1940) the firm's medieval-inspired aesthetic and respect for hand-craftsmanship and traditional textile arts had a profound influence on the decoration of churches and houses into the early 20th century.

Although its most influential period was during the flourishing of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the 1880s and 1890s, Morris & Co. remained in operation in a limited fashion from World War I until its closure in 1940. The firm's designs are still sold today under licences given to Sanderson & Sons.

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