Watts London, Watts & Co. and Watts of Westminster draw their exciting collection of products from a long tradition of design. They represent one of the most remarkable members of the Gothic Revival of the nineteenth century. Founded in 1874 by three leading late-Victorian church architects, George Frederick Bodley, Thomas Garner and George Gilbert Scott the Younger, Watts was to produce furniture and textiles in a style distinctly their own. The founders of Watts were a new generation of architects who were moving away from the vigorous style of the early Gothic Revival towards a more refined and sensitive understanding of the Gothic style. The motivating force was Bodley, one of the most scholarly and refined architects of his generation, a designer of country houses and responsible for the restoration of castles and bishops’ palaces. Bodley also designed the exquisite church of Holy Angels, Hoar Cross and, with his pupil Henry Vaughan, the National Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul, Washington DC. Today Watts London draws the inspiration for its contemporary range of products from those very same values instilled by the three founders. In every product there is an element that reflects the heritage still found in the Watts archives. We are very proud of our place in British design history and of our incredible archive of designs. We hope you love our gorgeous online collection as much as we do.
The Watts London team.For a full range of wall murals visit http://www.wallpapered.com/