Furniture Design

Mackintosh, Charles Rennie (1868 - 1928)

The Scottish architect and designer was Great Britain's main Art Nouveau ambassador and the founder of the Glasgow School aesthetic. An inheritor of the Arts & Crafts movement, he, however, privileged the object's integration within a homogeneous ensemble over its craft technique only. He blended Scottish traditional inspirations with the organic lines of the Art Nouveau style and the modern simplicity of Japanese forms. With time, his work become bolder and more geometric and inventive. He was highly concerned by people's needs and everybody's right to possess works of art. A creative socialist!

Tags / Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Scottish Designer - Arts & Crafts - Art Nouveau - Geometric - Japanese - Organic - 1900s
302 ARGYLE, chair, ashwood frame stained black. Seat upholstered in a special fabric blue colour
302 ARGYLE, chair, ashwood frame stained black. Seat upholstered in a special fabric blue colour
GLAHA 52700, chair with high tapering back, for the hall, Windyhill, Kilmacolm 1901. Oak, stained dark. with rush seat, 133.7 x 73.2 x 54.5
GLAHA 52700, chair with high tapering back, for the hall, Windyhill, Kilmacolm 1901. Oak, stained dark. with rush seat, 133.7 x 73.2 x 54.5
Armchairs 1907, Oak with leather upholstery, Each: 76,9 x 57,1 x 36,2 cm), seat 45,7 cm. Gift of the Glasgow School of Art. (The Museum of Modern Art)
Armchairs 1907, Oak with leather upholstery, Each: 76,9 x 57,1 x 36,2 cm), seat 45,7 cm. Gift of the Glasgow School of Art. (The Museum of Modern Art)
Cabinet with inlaid glass panels, designed for 14 Kingsborough Gardens, Glasgow. 1902
Cabinet with inlaid glass panels, designed for 14 Kingsborough Gardens, Glasgow. 1902
Charles Rennie Mackintosh by James Craig Annan, modern bromide print, 1893. 204 mm x 148 mm, National Portrait Gallery, London
Charles Rennie Mackintosh by James Craig Annan, modern bromide print, 1893. 204 mm x 148 mm, National Portrait Gallery, London
Charles Rennie Mackintosh, photographed by James Craig Annan, 1893
Charles Rennie Mackintosh, photographed by James Craig Annan, 1893
Design for a Dining Room, 1901 (watercolour)
Design for a Dining Room, 1901 (watercolour)
Domino Table, 1897. Oak, 76,2 x 63,5 cm. Gift of the Glasgow School of Art. (The Museum of Modern Art, NY)
Domino Table, 1897. Oak, 76,2 x 63,5 cm. Gift of the Glasgow School of Art. (The Museum of Modern Art, NY)
DS3 dining chair model
DS3 dining chair model
Side Chair, 1897. Oak and silk, 138,1 x 50,8 x 45,7 cm, seat 43,2 cm. Gift of the Glasgow School of Art. (The Museum of Modern Art, NY)
Side Chair, 1897. Oak and silk, 138,1 x 50,8 x 45,7 cm, seat 43,2 cm. Gift of the Glasgow School of Art. (The Museum of Modern Art, NY)
Chair with Stenciled High Back, designed in 1897, probably made about 1900, for Catherine Cranston's Argyle Street Tearooms in Glasgow
Chair with Stenciled High Back, designed in 1897, probably made about 1900, for Catherine Cranston's Argyle Street Tearooms in Glasgow
The Hill House Chair, designed in 1902-1903 for the publisher W.W. Blackie. The original still resides in the bedroom of the Hill House in Helensburgh.
The Hill House Chair, designed in 1902-1903 for the publisher W.W. Blackie. The original still resides in the bedroom of the Hill House in Helensburgh.
White occasional table, designed for the Warndorfer music salon, Vienna, 1902
White occasional table, designed for the Warndorfer music salon, Vienna, 1902
Revolving Bookcase, 1904, for Hous'hill, Nitshill, Glasgow. Wood, painted,122,00 x 46,00 x 46,00 cm (National Galleries of Scotland)
Revolving Bookcase, 1904, for Hous'hill, Nitshill, Glasgow. Wood, painted,122,00 x 46,00 x 46,00 cm (National Galleries of Scotland)
Side Chair, 1897. Oak and silk, 138,1 x 50,8 x 45,7 cm, seat 43,2 cm. Gift of the Glasgow School of Art. (The Museum of Modern Art, NY)
Side Chair, 1897. Oak and silk, 138,1 x 50,8 x 45,7 cm, seat 43,2 cm. Gift of the Glasgow School of Art. (The Museum of Modern Art, NY)
Dining Table, 1918
Dining Table, 1918
INGRAM CHAIR, made after Mackintosh’s design for a dining chair in the White Dining Room of the Ingram Tea Rooms in Glasgow c. 1910
INGRAM CHAIR, made after Mackintosh’s design for a dining chair in the White Dining Room of the Ingram Tea Rooms in Glasgow c. 1910
Tea Table, 1904. Ebonized wood, 61 x 93,3 x 50,2 cm. Guimard Fund (The Museum of Modern Art, NY)
Tea Table, 1904. Ebonized wood, 61 x 93,3 x 50,2 cm. Guimard Fund (The Museum of Modern Art, NY)
Two Chairs for the Blue Bedroom, Hous'hill Nitshill, Glasgow, 1904. Oak, line, 76,0 X 42,0 X 37,5 cm. (Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide)
Two Chairs for the Blue Bedroom, Hous'hill Nitshill, Glasgow, 1904. Oak, line, 76,0 X 42,0 X 37,5 cm. (Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide)
Willow Chair, 1904, designed for the Willow Tea Rooms
Willow Chair, 1904, designed for the Willow Tea Rooms
A Windsor chair, designed for the Dutch Kitchen, Argyle Street Tearooms, Glasgow 1906. The top rail later inscribed “Secretary Ours Chair” for the Glasgow Philological Society. 73 cm
A Windsor chair, designed for the Dutch Kitchen, Argyle Street Tearooms, Glasgow 1906. The top rail later inscribed “Secretary Ours Chair” for the Glasgow Philological Society. 73 cm
Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald, 3 Lilybank Terrace, Glasgow, Scotland, Elevation sketch, design for mantelpiece incorporating painted panel, 1901. Pencil and watercolor on paper, 29,2 x 27,3 cm. Gift of Joseph H. Heil, by exchange. (The Museum of Modern Art, NY)
Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald, 3 Lilybank Terrace, Glasgow, Scotland, Elevation sketch, design for mantelpiece incorporating painted panel, 1901. Pencil and watercolor on paper, 29,2 x 27,3 cm. Gift of Joseph H. Heil, by exchange. (The Museum of Modern Art, NY)
Design for a writing cabinet and chair, for The Hill House, Helensburgh, 1904. Pencil and watercolour on paper, 26,4 x 46,3 cm (The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow)
Design for a writing cabinet and chair, for The Hill House, Helensburgh, 1904. Pencil and watercolour on paper, 26,4 x 46,3 cm (The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow)
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