After moving to London in 1879, Holme became great friends with Arthur Lasenby Liberty
and set up in business with Christopher Dresser, with whom he traded in Japanese and Indian goods as 'Dresser & Holme' on Farringdon Road and undertook a commission to decorate a room in India.
Set up by Arthur Lasenby Liberty
in 1874 with the help of a pounds 2,000 loan from his future father-in-law, the posh fashion shop has stood on the same spot in London's Regent Street ever since.
As Siegfried Bing in Paris and Arthur Lasenby Liberty
in London, Belgian Gustave Serrurier-Bovy (1858-1910) dealt in tissues and objects coming from India, China and Japan,'' he added.
This style is found in the symbolic aspect of Klimt's later work, and in the works of other artists of the late 1890s and early 1900s such as Hector Guimard, Arthur Lasenby Liberty
, Louis Sullivan, William Morris, and Aubrey Beardsley.
LIBERTY & Co was founded by Arthur Lasenby Liberty
(1843-1917) and the first shop was opened in London's Regent Street in 1875.