Arts And Crafts

Originating in Britain where it was based on the ideas and work of William Morris this design movement was influential in the latter part of the 19th Century through to the early part of the 20th Century. It influenced interior design and architecture internationally. New Zealand's 'Californian' bungalows are examples. New Zealand also has many examples of houses built after about 1900 in the style of English architects such as C F A Voysey who built houses for the upper middle classes. James Chapman-Taylor was a NZ architect/craftsman who fully embraced the Arts and Crafts ethos by applying traditional craftsmanship to his works, building almost 100 houses and creating hand-adzed furniture with wrought-iron fittings. A dresser to his design is in the Te Papa collection.