Thursday, November 02, 2006

Design History: Charles Rennie Macintosh

I recall being struck by the beauty of Macintosh's chairs during a design history course, particulairly the high back Hill house and the Willow tea room chairs. As a testimony to the lasting style of these chairs, designed a century earlier, they can still be seen in music videos and design magazines.

"Combining a progressive modernity with the spirit of romanticism, the Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) created many of the best loved and most influential buildings, furniture and decorative schemes of the early 20th century." -Design Museum-UK

Design Museum

C.R. Macintosh Society

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