William Morris, who I’m sure you already know, was the founder member of the Arts and Crafts movement from 1834-1896. He was a world famous designer, craftsman, poet and political activist, quite the Renaissance man. Morris’ exquisitely designed textiles, wallpapers and homewear enjoy continued success globally to this day.
As part of his legacy is the the William Morris Gallery, located in East London and was Morris’ former home. It houses and preserves one of the best collections of William Morris artworks and artifacts in the world.
Robert William Morris is the founder and creator of William Morris London, an independent British company in 1996, who recently announced an exclusive collection of opthalmics.
The 12 contemporary optical frames, designed for both men and women, are crafted from metal and acetate and feature 12 of the most popular William Morris prints from 1880 to 1905. Each print has been intricately placed on the inside of the arms through to the temple tips as a chic and integral part of the styling.
A percentage of each sale will be donated to the William Morris Gallery to help continue its important work of art preservation and education.
Robert William Morris says: ‘For over twenty years I have been asked if we are connected with William Morris, the designer and I am delighted that through the William Morris Gallery Collection we can now officially claim our place in the great British heritage design tradition that is the original William Morris.’