Morris & Co Bamboo Wallpaper

Color: Thyme/Artichoke
Newly reimagined from an original fabric Bamboo has been adapted from a design by E.W. Godwin in 1872 for wallpaper. Like William Morris Godwin was dedicated to beautifying the home with Oscar Wilde referring to him as one of the most artistic spirits of this century in England. Godwin was also highly influenced by Japanese design and often used bamboo motifs in his work. Here Bamboo is available in contrastingly warm and cool colourways.


Composition: 100% Paper
Product code: 217357
Roll Dimensions: 52cm x 10.05m (WxL)
Pattern Repeat: 45.7cm
*Sold by the roll
*Please note that wallpaper cannot be returned


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.