Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) was a Scottish
architect and designer who is credited with the formation
of the "Glasgow Style". He is famous for his
buildings, including the Glasgow School of Art; churches
and private residences. His own home has been recreated
under the auspices of the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery,
a part of Glasgow University.
Mackintosh's designs, and those of his wife Margaret
Macdonald, were ground-breaking in their simplicity and
use of white walls and furnishings, punctuated by his
favourite accent colours of pinks, mauves and blues. His
iconic furniture, staggeringly modern for 1900, is still
used by designers for its futuristic styling.
His designs for a series of Glasgow tea rooms for his
patron Miss Cranston, made them both famous. His all-encompassing
designs for the tea rooms included detailing the architecture,
the furniture, and the waitresses' uniforms, down to the
menus and tableware. His Willow Street Tea Room's Room
Deluxe, with its silver furniture and leaded windows can
today still be visited for tea.
Mackintosh was also an accomplished water colourist
and textile designer. Historic Style is
delighted to be able to offer these Mackintosh designs