Morris & Co 'Acanthus Velvet - Charcoal/Grey' Fabric
This much-loved design from 1875 marked the beginning of a period in which Morris created large-scale designs for wallpaper. One of his most iconic patterns, it was the very first wallpaper released by Morris & Co and is now produced as a fabric. With complex layering and vigorous curves, the scrolling acanthus foliage produces a three-dimensional effect and is available in diverse colourways.
Width: 130 cm Horizontal Repeat: 65 cm Vertical Repeat: 84 cm Martindale: 20000 Domestic Usage: Upholstery, Curtains and Blinds, Cushions Contract Usage: Suitable for contract curtains, blinds and cushions Design Code - 226399
*Please note that fabric cannot be returned
*Sold in 1-metre increments
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.