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the Birthday of Charles Rennie Mackintosh
"There is hope in honest error; none in the icy perfections of the mere stylist."
~ Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928)
One of the most prominent of artists known for a style now known as Symbolism, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, and Glasgow Style, first popularized in the period between 1890 and 1910, is Charles Rennie Mackintosh. You can travel back in time for a immersive glimpse of this style at The Willow Tea Rooms at Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, which was recently restored to its original 1903 glory as the only surviving tea room designed in its entirety by the Mackintosh and his wife, artist Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, who chose and designed everything - including the exteriors, interiors, the arrangement of internal spaces, the furniture, cutlery, and even the waitresses' uniforms! These tea rooms have a ladies’ room at the front in white, silver and rose; a darker paneled more masculine room at the back lined with oak and grey canvas; and a top-lit gallery held up by great timber posts. Compared with the dark Victorian pubs and dining rooms of the time, it was seen as a futuristic wonder. Charles Rennie Mackintosh's evocative designs have been used by art directors to create a special mood and have been used in a number of famous films and TV shows, including Blade Runner, Doctor Who and more recently, Inception. 🎨 🌹
Born June 7, 1868 in Glasgow, Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect, designer, water colourist and artist. His work, alongside that of his wife Margaret Macdonald, was influential on European design design movements such as Art Nouveau and Secessionism.
Although celebrated today for the artistic houses and detailed interiors (distinctive furniture and watercolours), his masterpiece is the Glasgow School of Art, one of the great buildings of all time.
Mackintosh, his future wife Margaret MacDonald, her sister Frances MacDonald, and Herbert MacNair met at evening classes at the Glasgow School of Art. They became known as a collaborative group, "The Four", or "The Glasgow Four", and were prominent members of the "Glasgow School" movement. This group helped defined the Glasgow Style's fusion of influences including the Celtic Revival, the Arts and Crafts Movement, and Japonisme.
This tartan was designed by a former student of the Glasgow School of Art who has been involved in many Mackintosh related projects. The designer wished to produce a design based on Mackintosh's tile motifs, particularly, Mackintosh's nine square motif.
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