Morris & Co - Pimpernel Wallpaper

Color: Fig/Sisal

William Morris's 1876 design, Pimpernel, swirls, tendrils bowed in the wind. Still beloved today for its potent energy and tender floral form, it was the design of choice for William Morris when wallpapering his dining room in Kelmscott Manor, Oxfordshire.


Composition - 100% Paper
Width - 52cm
Vertical Repeat - 45.5cm
Roll length - 10.05m
Design Code - Fig/Sisal - 210390, Ink/Sage - 217362, Woad/Coral - 217363, Linen/Coral - 217364, Cobalt/Mineral - 217365
Pattern Match - Straight Match

*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.