Bamboo has been adapted from a design by E.W. Godwin of 1872. Like Morris, Godwin was dedicated to beautifying the home and Oscar Wilde referred to him as one of the most artistic spirits of this century in England. Godwin was highly influenced by Japanese design and often used bamboo motifs in his work. Originally block printed by Jeffrey & Co. samples of the wallpaper can be found in the Morris & Co. Archive. This adaptation is taken from the original hand-painted watercolour housed in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Composition: 80% Viscose 20% Linen Width: 137 cm
Horizontal Repeat: 46 cm Vertical Repeat: 42 cm Weight: 300 gsm Domestic Usage: Upholstery, Curtains and Blinds, Cushions Contract Usage: Suitable for contract curtains, blinds and cushions Design Code - 226710
*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.