Ernest Gimson

(21 December 1864 – 12 August 1919)

Ernest William Gimson was a furniture designer and architect. His brother Sydney Gimson was president of Leicester Secular Society and their father Josiah was the main force behind the building of Leicester’s Secular Hall.

Ernest met William Morris at the Hall and later became one of the most influential designers in Morris’s ‘Arts and Crafts’ movement.

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