Christopher Dresser (1834-1904) was a British furniture designer, botanist, and teacher. He is considered to be one of the most important figures in the Aesthetic Movement, a design style that emphasized beauty and functionality in everyday objects. Dresser was also a prolific writer, authoring several books on design and botany. He was a teacher at the South Kensington Museum (now the Victoria and Albert Museum) in London, and his work had a significant impact on the development of design education in the late 19th century.
His pioneering furniture designs were heavily influenced by the Aesthetic Movement and he sought to create functional and beautiful objects for everyday use. His work was characterized by a strong emphasis on simplicity and geometric shapes. Dresser's designs were also heavily influenced by nature and botany, and many of his pieces featured floral and organic motifs.
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