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Textiles: William Morris

Ausstellungsstrasse 60
8005 Zürich
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Pfingstweidstrasse 94
8005 Zürich
The machine-woven but hand-printed fabrics created by the English designer William Morris (1834–1896) reflect his fundamental design principles: beauty, quality, and faithfulness to materials. His figurative and abstract ornamentation was inspired by exuberant natural growth. The patterns presented here are among the most popular designs produced by the influential founder of the Arts and Crafts movement of the nineteenth century, which provided important impulses for Art Nouveau, the Werkbund, and the Bauhaus.