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!