C.F.A. Voysey

Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (1857–1941) was an English architect, furniture and textile designer, perhaps perfectly described as ‘an architect of individuality’. Awarded the RIBA Gold Medal in 1940, at the age of 83 and some years since his last architectural project, Voysey was one of the leading figures of the Arts and Crafts movement and, some say, a forerunner in Modern Architecture, although he resented attempts to characterise his work and wilfully rejected those that were made. His architectural work was distinctive and memorable as is the furniture, wallpaper, fabric and domestic fittings he fastidiously designed with influences drawn from Arthur Mackmurdo to William Morris. Voysey’s 1918 design Lioness and Palms is now available from CommonRoom. You can find more examples of his work at: http://www.voyseysociety.org