Definitions for "WILLIAM MORRIS"
Keywords:  morris, founder, grand, hotels, english
The English design firm named for its founder that specialized in adopting Middle Eastern designs to western tastes. Now applied to the designs used in a variety of rugs.
English poet and craftsman (1834-1896)
An English design firm that was named for its establisher. The firm specialized in creating hybrid rugs of middle eastern designs combined with western tastes. Most beautiful designs could be found in institutional locations, such as grand hotels and government buildings.