MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie
(b. 1868, Glasgow, d. 1928, London)

Interior view: main bedroom

Hill House, Helensburgh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh is one of the most influential figures of Art Nouveau, as he developed his original, incomparable and linear style in architecture and decorative arts. He finely exploited natural and artificial lighting and explored new spatial concepts based on strong traditional Scottish elements adapted to the modern way of life. He treated his buildings as whole works of art, with every detail carefully designed into clear and pure lines.

The photo shows the main bedroom at Hill House, which is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland.

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