Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Nuclear Fabric

Morris&Co fabric, Tudor Rose, 1883, used to upholster British
nuclear submarine interiors
William Morris was one of the most outstanding and influential designers of the Arts and Crafts Movement. I was surprised to learn that from the early 1960s to the mid-1990s, British nuclear submarines were upholstered in William Morris fabrics. The Morris company used locally mined arsenic in their prints but in low concentrations so the fabrics were unlikely to kill anyone (but the nukes could have).


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