Liberty: leaders in Arts & Crafts Style
Liberty, the world-famous Regent Street department store, was one of the most important trend-setters of the late 19th and early 20th century. The company was unique in playing a major role in the key artistic movements which spanned five decades from the 1870s to the First World War. Founded by Arthur Lasenby Liberty in […]
Arts and Crafts Movement in Kent – our September Antiques column in The County Chronicle
The Arts and Crafts Movement, one of the most important influences on global architecture and interior design, established its roots in Kent. William Morris, who is widely considered to be the founding father of the movement, began married life at The Red House in Bexleyheath. Designed by Philip Webb in 1859, this was the first […]
Sussex Stained Glass Designer
A feature on the work of Charles Eamer Kempe of Lindfield, West Sussex, appears here soon.
Visit Standen, the Arts and Crafts masterpiece
Standen is an important , large Arts and Crafts property, owned by the National Trust, located in East Grinstead, 20 minutes’ drive south-west from The Design Gallery. Standen began construction in 1891, designed by Philip Webb as a weekend house for The Beale family. Webb was also the architect of the medieval styled Red House […]