Arts and Crafts has fallen out of favour

Market forces are behind the decision of Liberty’s department store in London to close its Arts and Crafts furniture section after more than a century.

17th March, 2007

Market forces are behind the decision of Liberty’s department store in London to close its Arts and Crafts furniture section after more than a century.

It is to be integrated into the stores furniture department. In the second half of last year, sales amounted to stg£496,000 out of a store turnover of stg£20 million. Arts and Crafts, it would appear, is no longer in vogue.

The movement began in England as...

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