The latest collaboration with the V&A explores a pattern by William Morris (1834–96), the English designer and writer recognised as the leading figure of the Arts and Crafts Movement. His iconic style drew on nature for inspiration, incorporating natural forms into repeating patterns with timeless appeal. Bachelor’s Button is another name for cornflowers, a beautiful wild flower that Morris would have encountered on country walks.
Morris was an influential supporter of the South Kensington Museum, now the V&A, playing a pivotal role in major acquisitions and contributing to the decoration of the building. Today the museum holds the world’s most comprehensive collection of Morris’s works in virtually every medium.