William Arthur Smith Benson
English, 1854 - 1924
Hanging lantern, c. 1895

H. 11 x Dia. 6 1/2 in.

A close friend of William Morris, the architect W. A. S. Benson helped found the Art Workers Guild (1884) and the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society (1887). He also owned a factory in Hammersmith and a showroom in London on Bond Street where he exhibited his metalwork and furniture. This hanging lantern by him was one of the earliest Arts and Crafts designs to utilize electricity.


   Back to list