Furnishings group agrees US collaboration with William Morris archive

Interior design and furnishings group, Sanderson Design Group PLC, has announced that it has signed a collaboration agreement for its Morris & Co. brand with The Huntington.

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens (The Huntington), is a renowned education and research institution in San Marino, California, with a vast archive of William Morris’s work, including textiles, wallpapers, tapestries, books and other items.

The Huntington archive includes unique, unfinished designs by William Morris and, under the terms of the collaboration agreement, Sanderson Design Group will use this unfinished work as the inspiration for an entirely new collection of Morris & Co. wallpapers and fabrics.

The expected launch date of this Morris & Co. collection, which will bring unseen designs by William Morris to a wide audience for the first time, is September 2025.

Lisa Montague, Sanderson Design Group’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We’re delighted to sign this collaboration agreement with The Huntington, the custodian of one of the world’s most important collections of work by William Morris. Under the collaboration, our Morris & Co. brand will create a completely new collection of wallpapers and fabrics based on unfinished designs in The Huntington archive, giving us the exciting opportunity to bring to life some of William Morris’s unseen work.”  

Janet Alberti, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at The Huntington, said: “The Huntington is filled with opportunities for creative collaborations. This arrangement with Sanderson Design Group will help us share our extensive archive of William Morris’s work with a global audience. We couldn’t be more pleased.”

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