THE ARTS AND CRAFTS
The movement came about because in the
mid to late 1800s more and more designers
saw more products becoming mass produced
and saw that the quantity of the production
was being prioritised over the the quality of
They wanted to keep to workshop
manufacture, ensuring the quality of the
product was exceptional.
The pioneers of the movement believed in
simple designs maintaining high quality.
effectively the founder of the movement. He started up a
business that made furniture and upholstery by hand
discarding the contemporary methods of mass production.
His ethos was to produce simple designs in natural forms.
A. W. Pugin (Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin)
His designs kick-started gothic revival which in turn
influenced the Arts and Crafts Movement.
He worked on the Houses Of Parliament in London.
He died at the early age of 40, exhausted, after a mental
His essays on art and architecture were influential on design
in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
Arts and Crafts products