Dresser began his career as a botanist and this early analytical interest in plants and plant form was to influence profoundly his designing and teaching.
Garden bench Waterplants by Christopher Dresser, 1875
© Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron
- Cast iron
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,000 ( Total: £2,850)
- Acquired in:
The decorative elements, based on the form of waterplants, are integral to the form of the garden bench, which gives it a simplicity of outline unusual at the time.