- Studied at Aynho in Northamptonshire
- Trained under John Billing, an architect in Reading, Berkshire
- Became a junior assistant for the office of G.E. Street in London
Also Known For:
- Stained glass
- Hand-painted glass (See: Window from the Red House)
- Furniture, including the famous Morris chair
About Philip Webb:
Philip Webb was a close friend of Pre-Raphaelite designer William Morris. They were among the founders of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Company in 1851, which specialized in stained glass, carving, furniture, wallpaper, carpets, and tapestries. Webb and Morris also founded the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in 1877. Webb's first commission was the Red House(1859), William Morris's eclectic country house that became a gathering place for the Pre-Raphaelites.
For the company, Webb designed household furnishings and decorative accessories in metal, glass, wood and embroidery. He is particularly famous for his table glassware, stained glass, jewelry and his rustic adaptations of Stuart period furniture.
Webb was the only Pre-Raphaelite to design a church, St. Martin's Church in Brampton (1878). The church includes a set of stained glass windows designed by Edward Burne-Jones and executed in the company's studios.
- Textiles of the Arts and Crafts Movement
- The book Philip Webb: Pioneer of Arts & Crafts Architecture by Sheila Kirk, 2005