Morris & Co (William Morris) Designer Rugs

The rich history of Morris & Co is evident through their classically inspired designs. Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co was established in 1861 as a furnishings and decorative arts manufacturer and retailer. 

The company was renamed to Morris & Co in 1975 and shortly after became a popular medieval inspired designer, respected in hand-craftsmanship and the textile arts. These designs had a huge influence on the decoration and design of churches and houses well into the early 20th century.
In 1878, Morris took an interest to hand-knotting carpet, which was not practiced in Britain during this era. As he had done previously with other arts, he desired to bring back old forms of creation, essentially bringing the art-form back to its roots. His goal here was to bring back the mysteries and culture of foreign lands to the markets of Britain. Morris started with small rugs at home, and then started to produce 'Hammersmith' rugs in 1879 which were intended to be a direct comparison of cheaper rugs at the time.

When browsing through this collection expect a classic vintage look with subdued vegetable dye inspired colours and authentic feels designed to complement a multitude of environments. With such a rich history, these designs have stood the test of time and have only become even greater in quality with the improvement of materials and production.