First SalePosted on 22 March 2012
Yessssssssssssssssssssss! Our first internet sale. Not too bad as we only set up the website in January. We have sold the beautiful hanging lights which I uploaded yesterday. Result! (As the kids would say.). This pair of hexagonal lights were made by WAS Benson.
Educated at Oxford, Benson was a friend of Edward Burne-Jones, and through him met William Morris. Thereafter he was an ardent supporter of the Arts and Crafts movement and became chairman of and furniture designer for Morris & Co. in 1886. He is best known for furniture design, works in copper and lighting. He was an active member of the Art Workers' Guild and in 1914 founder of the Design and Industries Association.