The Arts and Craft movement began in Britain around 1880 in protest of the mass produced goods and industrialisation of the Victorians. Its core characteristics of craftsmanship and individuality for quality products inspired by nature.
Many people who became involved with the Arts and Crafts movement were influenced by the work of William Morris, he was passionate about the importance of creating beautiful, well made objects that could be used in everyday life.
His chrysanthemum wallpaper, first printed in 1877 and still in production today via Morris & Co was one of his most popular designs. This design and many of his others have influenced and been incorporated into furniture, house, fine art and fireplaces.