A selection of early Art Nouveau design patterns in typical muted colours and late 20th century patterns, some of which note the contract for whom the carpets were being made, for example, the Grand Hotel, in Eastbourne. The significance of William Morris in this drawer's title indicates the design influence rather than any specific designs by Morris himself. 'Art Nouveau' refers generally to the style of painting, architecture, and the decorative and applied arts that flourished in Europe and the United States from about 1890 to 1910. The style is typically characterised by an emphasis on fluid, undulating, or serpentine lines or contours based on organic forms and the use of modern materials such as iron and glass.
This description is part of the Design Archive which is divided into the 142 sections, each with its own separate description.