Great accent piece. Decorate your kitchen, bathroom or any other room with an authentic design: This design for a brocatelle was created by John Henry Dearle, who became Art Director of Morris & Co. upon Morris’s death in 1896. Dearle joined the Firm in 1878 as a teenager and worked alongside Morris, eventually creating distinctive patterns in his own right. Many of Dearle’s patterns take inspiration from Persia (historically the common name for Iran) and this design shows the influence of Persian woven silks of the kind that he would have studied in the South Kensington Museum. The brocatelle was originally designed for Stanmore Hall, a country house in Middlesex which was extended with interiors by Morris in the 1880s.
A pioneer of the Arts & Crafts Movement, William Morris (1834–1896) is one of the most influential designers of all time. Morris turned the tide of Victorian England against an increasingly industrialized manufacturing process towards a rediscovered respect for the skill of the maker. Morris’s whole approach still resonates today, and his designs are popular and much admired.