CFA Voysey Boxed Set of 20 Note Cards
This is a collection of twenty 5" x 7" blank note cards in 4 designs by CFA Voysey (5 each of the 4 designs) with white envelopes in a decorative box.
Early in his career before completing any of the architectural designs that would win him a measure of glory Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (English 1857 - 1941) designed wallpaper and textiles. Later after he had built the great country houses and cottages endowed with (in his own words) "Repose Cheerfulness [and] Simplicity " he was obliged to return to more modest projects to make a living. Throughout his career he moved constantly between work on houses furniture light fixtures and other sorts of domestic designs. The breadth of his ability was in keeping with the Arts and Crafts ethic of William Morris who felt that design ought to be all-encompassing as well as the nascent philosophy of industrial design with its resistance to all unnecessary ornament.
The designs in this note card selection suggest that he sought simplicity in his houses so that he might decorate their walls and tables all the more gaily with flowers and sailing boats.
These note cards are published in conjunction with the Royal Institute of British Architects.