William Morris (1834-1896) was an artist, designer, poet, social activist, and a founder of the Arts and Crafts movement. As a response to the low-quality mass-produced products resulting from the Industrial Revolution, Morris based his firm, Morris & Co., on the concept of fine hand-crafted goods. Hugely successful, his studio created artisanal home décor items including wallpaper, fabrics, embroideries, and tapestries.
Inspired by the English countryside, Morris turned tangled cottage gardens into richly detailed patterns. Our suction-cup vase recreates the beautiful Tulip and Willow design which features scrolling willow branches woven through with fanciful tulips in full bloom.
"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful."