It was the first present of contemporary ornamental arts in London for the reason that Grosvenor Gallery’s Winter Exhibition of 1881. Morris & Co. was well represented within the exhibition with furnishings, fabrics, carpets and embroideries. Edward Burne-Jones noticed, “right here for the first time one can measure a bit the change that has occurred in the final twenty years”.
The society still exists because the Society of Designer Craftsmen. Morris’s designs quickly became popular, attracting curiosity when his firm’s work was exhibited at the 1862 International Exhibition in London. Much of Morris & Co’s early work was for church buildings and Morris received necessary interior design commissions at St James’s Palace and the South Kensington Museum (now the Victoria and Albert Museum).
Edwards was a reforming politician dedicated to renewing Welsh pride by exposing its folks to their own language and historical past. For Edwards, “There is …