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William Morris was one of the most prolific designers of the late 19th century; he took a stand against the low production methods and the decline of craftsmanship and campaigned for the revival of traditional skills to create quality handcrafted objects that were both useful and pleasing to the eye.  With a team of artist friends, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, Ford Maddox Brown and Philip Webb, who had designed, built and furnished his Red house in Kent, Morris promoted decoration and design using local, natural materials, and traditional crafts.

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