C.F.A. Voysey

Charles Francis Annesly Voysey, born 1857, was an influential architect and prolific designer of the British Arts and Crafts movement. Voysey opened his own architectural firm in 1882 and he began designing textiles, carpets and wallpaper shortly thereafter. With motifs often incorporating organic forms such as plants and animals in flat planes of colors, Voysey’s flowing patterns were innovative within the carpet industry. His patterns were designed separate from the border allowing the pattern to be repeated an unlimited number of times and therefore created in a variety of sizes. C.F.A. Voysey worked with a number of manufacturers and was well-known throughout Europe, his work most popular with early proponents of the Modernist movement.