Charles Rennie Mackintosh is universally acknowledged as an icon of Art Nouveau and for his major contribution to modern art. His associations with the Arts and Crafts Movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, and later links with the art scene in Continental Europe set him apart as a leading figure in world art and design, and the distinctive lines of his work have stood the test of time and the vagaries of fashion and remain today more collectable than ever.
For the first time, furniture built to his precise design by the same craftsmen whose work now stands on permanent exhibition in the House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, Scotland is being made available (by commission) to discerning collectors.
It was in 1900 that Rennie Mackintosh and his wife entered the now famous competition to design a 'House for an Art Lover' whilst on a visit to Vienna. The resulting masterpiece of architecture and interior design remained in the form of detailed drawings for almost a century, only being brought to life in 1996 in the construction of the House for an Art Lover in the artists home town of Glasgow, Scotland.
Mackintosh Creations' craftsmen were commissioned by the world renowned Glasgow School of Art to build the dining room suite for the House for an Art Lover - working directly from the artist's original drawings. The house itself is now recognised internationally as a centre for excellence for the higher study of art, design and architecture, and the Dining Room is one of its most striking features.
Mackintosh Creations have remained true to the vision displayed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in his original drawings for the House for an Art Lover. Like the furniture in the artist's own home, the House for an Art Lover Dining Room Suite is designed for real life. The hardwearing pieces are made to be used, and are destined to become valuable antiques and covetable heirlooms that will last for generations.
Stoddart is in the process of developing this section of the site
and would be interested in giving recognition to anyone involved
in the creation and building of the House for an Art Lover. If you
wish to submit any relevant information relating to this we would
be happy to include details of anyone involved in the construction
and development of the House for An Art Lover.