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

Interior view

Wood, lead glazing and glass
The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House, 78 Derngate, Northampton

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; he adapted the traditional Scottish elements to the modern way of life. He treated his buildings as whole works of art, carefully designing every detail into clear and pure lines.

His elegant decorative interiors complemented his wooden furniture, designed with minimal decorations, such as brass fittings or leaded glazed glass panels, often enriched by a typical recurrent motif, the stylized rose, also known as the "Glasgow rose".

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