Inspired by the reformist passion of figures such as William Morris and John Ruskin, the Arts and Crafts movement had a huge effect on Victorian society. Its advocates looked to history and to the countryside to counteract the damaging effects of industrial production, developing a quietly revolutionary new take on domestic design.Read more See less
Discover the origins of the Arts and Crafts movement
How did the ideas of the Arts and Crafts movement influence the design and manufacture of clothes, accessories and jewellery?
Which British designers applied Arts and Crafts principles in creating objects for the home? Find out in our A to Z guide.
Highlights from the work of eight textile and wallpaper designers in our Arts and Crafts collection
Find out how the British Arts and Crafts Movement influenced the work of designers in other countries
Philip Webb's designs for Red House highlight his quietly revolutionary approach to the design of domestic space
"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful" – William Morris