Wm Morris ~ Wardrobes (1)

Wm Morris Arts & Crafts Movement Gothic Revival style built-in wardrobe at The Red House, furniture Wm Morris Arts & Crafts Movement Gothic Revival style built-in cupboard at The Red House, furniture

Wardrobes are not the 1st thing you think of with Morris it has to be said. But Morris, like the rest of us, had to hang his clothes somewhere. If you want to do a Morris theme bedroom you need to be able to tie all the furniture visually together.

The wardrobe above left is one of several designed by Morris's friend Philip Webb, for the Red House. The photo above right is of a built-in hall cupboard at the Red House. They were all built-in and very substantial in size, and helped to re-create the 'Medieval ambience' at Red House.

I was fortunate enough to measure up all the wardrobes at The Red House, which were all different in style, the only real source of original Morris wardrobes, apart from the Prioress wardrobe. So we can either offer copies of these or produce new versions of them. We can also design completely new wardrobes in Morris's style, be they freestanding or a run of fitted robes (with modern interior fittings - to most people it's the exterior 'Look' that is the important thing). Feel free to contact us to discuss this further.

Wardrobe designs;
William Morris Arts & Crafts Movement Gothic Revival style bedroom wardrobe sketch William Morris Arts & Crafts Movement Gothic Revival style bedroom wardrobe sketch William Morris Arts & Crafts Movement Gothic Revival style bedroom wardrobe sketch
William Morris Arts & Crafts Movement Gothic Revival style bedroom wardrobe sketch William Morris Arts & Crafts Movement Gothic Revival style bedroom wardrobe sketch William Morris Arts & Crafts Movement Gothic Revival style bedroom wardrobe sketch

The sketches above all shown the Morris wardrobe above, which could be either freestanding or built-in. Morris furniture of this period blurs the line between Gothic Revival & Arts & Crafts. The wardrobe could be left in an Oak/wood finish, or painted anywhere from typical Morris & Co. colours of black, red, green, blue, etc. The wardrobe could be made as a 3, 4 or 5 door version, and fitted out however you like. Made to order.



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