Have you ever heard of the Strawberry Thief? Those who love iconic, classic patterns are familiar with this print, while others may wonder what it is. It is not the bar in Bristol or the book by Joanne Harris, rather a world-renowned design by William Morris back in the 1880s.

Famed for his repeating patterned textiles, one of William Morris’ all-time favourite designs is the Strawberry Thief. The inspiration for the Strawberry Thief originated from his surroundings in William Morris’s garden in the 1880s. As he watched a flock of birds swooped in to steal his strawberries from under the fruit nets at home, the idea sparked.  This instance led to creating the sophisticated masterpiece – Strawberry Thief – featuring strawberries, plants, and birds.

Commonly used as curtains and upholstery, this beautiful and timeless design elevates the interior design of any indoor premises. In the 21st century, people get more creative in using the famous print, from face masks to bags and pouches to watches. Yes, watches! Through a collaboration with Morris & Co., we have created a one-of-a-kind Strawberry Thief collection - exclusive to August Berg.

Here are some of our bestseller Strawberry Thief timepieces.

  1. Morris & Co. Indigo Rose Gold Strawberry Thief | Indigo Perlon


As the original colour of William Morris’ Strawberry Thief prints, the indigo strawberry thief is well-liked by many. Matched with a rose gold chassis, it is a unique timepiece incorporating the past and present. This watch is paired with an ever-so-comfortable perlon strap, making it suitable for everyday wear.

  1. Morris & Co. Crimson Silver Strawberry Thief | Red Perlon


The boldness of crimson red and the elegance of silver combined accentuate an individual’s style. Nothing too overwhelming, this timepiece is ideal from day to night, business to casual. Especially with a red person strap, the watch exudes a sleek and seamless look.

  1. Morris & Co. Fennel Rose Gold Strawberry Thief | Green Perlon


The intricate Strawberry Thief design printed against a unique fennel green complemented with a rose gold chassis is stunning and classy like no others. Coupled with a green perlon strap, the comfortableness of the watch makes you want to wear it all day long, wherever you go.

  1. Morris & Co. Pure Silver Strawberry Thief | Silver Mesh


Even though it’s entirely silver from the dial to the mesh strap, this watch is nothing too extravagant. As the only timepiece with the Silver Milanese Mesh Strap in the Strawberry Thief collection, this timepiece is a hot favourite. The elegance and timelessness make this design the perfect timepiece for any outfit.

All our watches have a water resistance of 3-5 ATM feature, while the watch face is made with an anti-reflective, scratch-resistant, single-dome sapphire crystal glass, so you can be sure that your timepiece is long-lasting.

We would love to see you in our beautiful Strawberry Thief timepiece! Be sure to tag us on social media @augustbergofficial when you are styled with them!

September 10, 2021 — August Berg