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  2. 2. 1902 hill house1900 Ingram Street Chair Main street dining table chair1-Introduction:Charles Rennie Mackintosh modern Renaissance man, was Scotland’sgreatest architect, designer, painter and arguably one of the world’s mostadmired, who was much ahead of his time. He had far fewer commissionsthan his contemporary Frank Lloyd Wright, but with a few bold andinnovative structures—the Glasgow School of Art and Hill House among them—he had a profound influence on art and architecture at the turn of thetwentieth century. Like Wright, Mackintosh designed in totality, down to thefurniture and fabrics used in his structures, and he was influenced by theJapanese, particularly in the simplicity of his designs and themes fromnature. In a career of only twenty-five years, Charles Renne Mackintoshdesigned well over 300 pieces of furniture, the majority in two relativelyshort periods, 1897-1905 and 1916-1919.Under Francis Newberry, the director of the Glasgow School of Art, atalented nucleus of artists was established whose work gained recognitionthroughout Europe. He also designed several modern interiors and theappropriate furniture for them. Mackintosh finally moved to France, wherehe dedicated himself to painting a remarkable series of original works thathave become as highly prized as his furniture pieces and other designs. 2
  3. 3. For over 20 years Mackintosh worked almost exclusively in Glasgow whereall his best-known work was created and where much of it still remains, yethe left Glasgow in search of greater success and died in London in relativeobscurity. It is perhaps ironic that he was given little recognition by hisnative city at the time, for by the end of the 20th century he was beingrecognized as the father of Glasgow Style and one of the driving forcesbehind a Gift Ideas approach to modern architecture.2-Early life.Charles Rennie Mackintosh was born at 70 Parson Street, Glasgow on 7thJune 1868,the fourth of 12 childern and second son to Margaret and WilliamMackintosh, a clerk in the police force. He grew up in Glasgow and in 1875attended Reid’s Public School. From the age of nine (1877) he attendedthe Allan Glen’s Institution, a private school for the children of tradesmenand artisans, which specialized in vocational training. At fifteen (1883)Mackintosh began evening classes at Glasgow School of Art which heattended until 1894 and he wins many prizes. A year later, in 1884, hebegan a five-year apprentice with the Glasgow architects John Hutchins.While enrolled at the Glasgow School of Art, Mackintosh developed anartistic relationship with Margaret MacDonald, Frances Macdonald andHerbert McNair, Known as "The Four", which led to the development of the‘Glasgow Style. They exhibited posters, furnishings, and a variety of graphicdesigns in Glasgow, London, Vienna and Turin. These exhibitions helpedestablish Mackintoshs reputation.These four artists collaborated on designs for furniture, metalwork andillustration, developing a highly distinctive array of weird images includingabstracted female figures and metamorphic lines reminiscent of AubreyBeardsley. Their style earned them the nickname of the Spook School andtheir work, particularly in England, was treated with suspicion because of itsdecadent influence of Continental art nouveau.Mackintosh was a model student, spending many hours in the libraryconsulting architecture and design journals and winning many student prizesand competitions.3-CareerLater in1988 or 1989 on qualifying, he joined renowned architectsHoneyman and Keppie, Glasgow Scotland as a draftsman. At the same 3
  4. 4. time he enrolled in several drawing and design classes at Glasgow School ofArt, at that time one of the most important art colleges in Europe.A prestigious talent, Mackintosh won numerous prizes including in1890/1891 Alexander Thomson Travelling Studentship which enabled him toundertake a study tour of Italy.Due to his work smartness he becomes Senior Assistant in 1896 inHoneyman and Keppie.Mackintoshs most important architectural work, was also his first majorproject - a new building for the Glasgow School of Art, started in 1896On 1st January 1901, Charles Rennie Mackintosh become partner withHoneyman and Keppie , the practice title becoming Honeyman Keppie &Mackintosh.Mackintosh was influenced from many places. He particularly likes the simpleforms and natural materials of Japanese design.He were also influenced bythe Modernist movement taking place in Europe. The main concern of thismovement was with present and future, rather than history and tradition.Mackintosh later became known as the pioneer of the movement, howevermuch of his work is far more significant and distinct than the utilitarianism ofthe Modernist movement.Unlike the earlier designer, Le Corbusier, whose theory was that houseswere machines for living in where as Mackintosh was concerned aboutbuilding for the needs of individual people, and to help them live within awork of art.With a design philosophy solidly rooted in Scottish tradition, Mackintoshdisregarded the architecture of Greece and Rome as unsuitable for theclimate or needs Scotland. He believed that a revival of the Scottish Baronialstyle, adapted to modern society would meet contemporary needs. Hisbuildings clearly demonstrate this belief.Mackintosh created buildings notable for the elegance and clarity of theirspatial concepts, the skillful exploitation of natural and artificial lighting, andskillful detailing. He felt that each design should work as a whole to whicheach carefully contrived detail contributes.4-End of C.R.Mackintosh Journey. 4
  5. 5. In 1913 Mackintosh left the firm of Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh wherehe had been a partner since 1904. After unsuccessfully trying to establish hisown practice, he dedicated his time to landscape painting.Due to financial hardship, the Mackintoshes had moved in 1923 to Port-Vendres, a Mediterranean coastal town in southern France with a warmclimate that was a comparably cheaper location in which to live. During thisphase of his life, Mackintosh created a large portfolio of architecture andlandscape watercolor paintings. The couple remained in France for twoyears, before being forced to return to London in 1927 due to illness.That year, Charles Rennie Mackintosh was diagnosed with throat and tonguecancer. A brief recovery prompted him to leave the hospital and convalesceat home for a few months. Mackintosh was admitted to a nursing homewhere he died on 10 December 1928 at the age of 60 after a relatively shortbut largely influential career, leaving many design ideas that will not soon beforgotten. He is buried in Golders Green Crematorium in LondonHe was perhaps the most important proponent of Art Nouveau in theUnited Kingdom and one of the most influential Scottish designersand architects of all time.5-Professional work.Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s work can be divided into three main areas: 1. PUBLIC BUILDINGS 2. PRIVATE HOMES 3. TEA ROOMCharles Rennie Mackintosh was the most important exponent of early Britishdesign. While his own style was very individual, he joined with HerbertMacNair, Francis Macdonald and Margaret Maconald, to form the "The Four,"later dubbed the "Spook School" of Glasgow. The Four exhibited together forthe first time in Glasgow in 1894, in London in 1896 and in Vienna in 1900.That same year, Mackintosh married Margaret Macdonald with whom hecollaborated on many of his decorative schemes.Mackintosh designed several public buildings and private residences inGlasgow at the turn of the century, including his masterwork, the GlasgowSchool of Art (1896-1909). Hill House, Miss Cranstons tea rooms and hisown house in Glasgow are examples of a unique genius that did not mimic 5
  6. 6. the predominant Art Nouveau style but created its own world of color,pattern and form.The majority of Mackintoshs three-dimensional work was created with thehelp of a small number of patrons within a short period of intense activitybetween 1896 and 1910. Francis Newbery was headmaster of the GlasgowSchool of Art and was supportive of Mackintoshs ultimately successful bid todesign a Gift Ideas art school building, his most prestigious undertaking. ForMiss Kate Cranston he designed a series of Glasgow tearoom interiors andfor the businessmen William Davidson and Walter Blackie, he wascommissioned to design large private houses, Windyhill in Kilmacolm andThe Hill house in Helensburgh.In Europe, the originality of Mackintoshs style was quickly appreciated andin Germany and Austria he received the acclaim that he was never truly togain at home. In 1900 the Mackintoshes were feted in Vienna as a result oftheir contribution to the 8th Vienna Secession and this led to friendships withdesigners such as Josef Hoffmann and the commission to design theWarndorfer Music Salon. In 1902 the Mackintosh Room at the TurinInternational Exhibition was also enthusiastically received and he went on toexhibit in Moscow and Berlin.Despite this success and with his undoubted influence abroad, Mackintoshswork met with considerable indifference at home and his career in Glasgowdeclined. Few private clients were sufficiently sympathetic to want his totaldesign of house and interior and he was incapable of compromise.The Glasgow tea rooms he designed in the early 1900s are perhaps his mostunique contribution in which art, architecture and design came together in acomplete environment. These light, elegant and sophisticated interiors werean enormous contrast to the gritty, smoky urban city of Glasgow where hewas born, trained and lived for most of his adult life. Glasgow is where themajority of his work was executed and Mackintosh’s career paralleled thecity’s economic boom. By the end of the 19th century Glasgow was awealthy, burgeoning European city with an immense network of trade andmanufacture that supplied the world with coal and ships. It was also a richsource of commissions for a gifted young architect and designer.By 1914 Mackintosh had despaired of ever receiving true recognition inGlasgow and both he and Margaret moved, temporarily, to Walberswick onthe Suffolk Coastline, where he painted many fine flower studies inwatercolor. 6
  7. 7. In 1915 they settled in London and for the next few years Mackintoshattempted to resume practice as an architect and designer. The designs heproduced at this time for textiles, for the Dug-out Tea Room in Glasgow andthe dramatic interiors for Bassett-Lowkes house in Northampton, Englandshow him working in a bold Gift Ideas style of decoration, using primarycolors and geometric motifs. It was an output of extraordinary vitality andoriginality that went virtually unheeded.In 1923 the Mackintoshes left London for the South of France whereMackintosh gave up all thoughts of architecture and design and devotedhimself entirely to painting landscapes. He died in London, of cancer, on 10December 1928.Some famous art design projects of Charles Rennie Mackintosh are asbelow: 1. Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art, (1897-1909) (East wing 1896-1899,West wing 1907-1909) 2. The interiors of the Mackintoshes own home at 6 Florentine Terrace (1906-1914) 3. Hill House in Helensburgh for Glasgow publisher Walter Blackie (1902-1903) 4. Miss Cranston’s Tea Rooms. 5. Argyle Street Tea Rooms and later the rooms of Ingram Street and Willow Street (1902-1904) are projects of art designed and considered down to the finest detail. 6. His high backed chairs are pieces of furniture or art that every interior designer is familiar with as they were of such original and memorable proportions. 7. Scotland Street School (1903-1906) 8. The interior of 78 Derngate Northampton (1916-1917) 7
  8. 8. The Willow Tearoom, Glasgow6- Furniture design work. Chair C.R. MackintoshWriting Cabinet, designer C.R. Mackintosh 8
  9. 9. Armchair Argyll Street Tea Room Smokers or Billiard Room Chair Argyll Street Tea RoomBarrel Chair 1907, Ingram Street Tea Room Chinese Room Chair 1911 Ingram Street Tea Room 9
  10. 10. Oak Room Chair 1907 Ingram Street Tea Room Windyhill Entrance Hall Oval Room Chair 1909 Cabinet for Kingsborough Gardens, 1902 Ingram Street Tea Room 10
  11. 11. High Back Stenciled Chair Chair 1919 Derngate Turin 1902Directors Chair, Glasgow School of Art Chair C.R. Mackintosh Table Warndorfer Music Salon 1903 Hich Back Chair Main Street, 1900 11
  12. 12. Armchairs Willow Tea Room Pen Box 1905 HousHill Lattice Back ChairWillow Tea Room Ladder Back Chairs Willow Tea Room Reference: http://www.achome.co.uk/pictorial/mackintosh.htm7- Charles Rennie Mackintosh sketch work. Design for oval backrail chairs and tables, for the Design for a writing cabinet and chair, for dining room, Miss Cranstons tea rooms, Argyle The Hill House, Helensburgh 1904 Street, Glasgow 1898-9 12
  13. 13. Design for tables and chair with high back, for theDesign for tables and chair with high back, Room de Luxe, Willow Tea Rooms, Glasgow 1903for the Room de Luxe, Willow Tea Rooms, Glasgow 1903 Plan of a bedroom, designed for theDresdener Werkstatten fur Handwerkskunst Design for a smokers cabinet 1899 1903 Design for service trolley, sideboard and coffee table, for W.J. Bassett-Lowke Design for a four-poster bed 1900 c.1916-23 13
  14. 14. Design for an easy chair for The Hill House Settle, for the hall, 120 Mains Street, Glasgow 1905 1900 Reference: http://www.huntsearch.gla.ac.uk/Mackintosh/browse.html8- Re-production of Charles Rennie MackintoshBelow are some reproduction examples of Charles Rennie Mackintosh furniture design work for the study of furniture design students. 1904 willow chair Charles Rennie Mackintosh Hill House ChairCharles Rennie Mackintosh created the WillowChair (Settee) for the Willow Tea Room inGlasgow, Scotland between 1902 and 1904. Dimensions: H 55 1/2" x D 15 1/4" W 16"; SHDimensions: H 47" x D 16" x W 37" 17" 14
  15. 15. Charles Rennie Mackintosh Candida Cottage Chair Charles Rennie Mackintosh Candida Cottage ArmchairThis Candida Cottage Chairs were part of the seriesbelieved to have been designed for the country These Candida Cottage Chairs were part of the serieshome of the industrialist W.Basset Lowke. believed to have been designed for the country homeDimensions: H 29 1/2" x D 19 1/4" x W 18"; SH of the industrialist W.Basset Lowke. The client proved18" to be difficult and the design of the table with accompanying chairs was not accepted. Dimensions: H 29 1/2" x D 18 1/2" x W 20 1/2"; SH 18" ArH 23 1/2" harles Rennie Mackintosh Lowback Charles Rennie Mackintosh Argyle Carver Ingram Chair ArmchairThis low version of the Ingram Chair was the basicchair used in the White Dining Room and in theCloister Room of the Ingram Street Tearooms, In 1899 at the Art & Crafts exhibition in LondonGlasgow. Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Charles Rennie Mackintosh showed the Argyle Carver1900. Armchair. Dimensions: HDimensions: H 41 3/4" x D 17 3/4" x W 18 54" x D 19" x W 20 1/2"; SH 18",This version is without an inserted panel as is in the Glasgow School of Art Collection. 15
  16. 16. Charles Rennie Mackintosh Square Gate Charles Rennie Mackintosh Gate Leg Leg Table. Folding Table.This Mackintosh is one of the Gateleg Table designsthat were submitted to W.J. Basset Lowke. The idea This Mackintosh Gateleg Table was never producedwas rejected and the table was never produced. during his lifetime. Dimensions:Dimensions: W 39 1/4" x D 39 1/4" x H 30" Closed: W 22.5" x D 49 1/4" H 29 1/2" | Extended: W 70" x D 49 1/4" H 29 1/2" Charles Rennie Mackintosh Sideboard Charles Rennie Mackintosh Willow Room Coat Rack This coat tree was designed for the Room de Luxe of the Willow Tea Rooms in Glasgow, Scotland. TheThis Charles Rennie Mackintosh sideboard is part of original was painted silver. Two original examplesa series of models designed by Mackintosh exist.supposedly for the country home of W.J. Basset- Dimensions: H 79" Dia 12 1/4"Lowke. They were not produced during the lifetimeof Mackintosh. The design of the stained glasspanel in the sideboard is not indicated in theMackintosh drawing. Dimensions: H60" x D22 1/2"x W64 1/2" 16
  17. 17. Charles Rennie Mackintosh Dug Out Chair This armchair, named the "Dug Out" chair for the tearoom that it was designed for, is unmistakably aMackintosh design. While no existing examples of the "Dug Out" chair have ever been located, thedetails of this chair can be found in the architectural drawings of the Dug Out Tearoom. This, and thecomplete furnishings of the tearoom, can be seen in watercolor painting (1917) that remains in thecollection of Glasgow University. The "Dug Out" chair was also believed to be included in thefurniture designed for the home of W. Basset Lowke, along with such pieces as the Gate Leg tableand the Mackintosh Hutch. Dimensions: H 33" D 25 1/2" W 33"Note:- Above shown pictures are from the reproduction of Charles RennieMackintosh original designs for reference.Useful links: 1- http://www.smow.com/designers/mackintosh/ 2- http://www.classic-design24.com/uk/tables/dining-table-by-charles-rennie-mackintosh- 1918.html 3- http://www.classic-design24.com/uk/armchairs/mackintosh-charles-rennie/armchair-willow- by-charles-rennie-mackintosh.html 4- http://www.brucehamilton.co.uk/9-Biography • 1868 Born in Glasgow, Scotland • 1875 Attends Reid’s Public School and, in 1877, Allan Glen’s Institution • 1883 Begins evening classes at Glasgow School of Art, which he attends until 1894 and where he wins many prizes • 1884 Trains with the Glasgow architects John Hutchins 17
  18. 18. • 1889 On qualifying, Makcintosh joins the renowned architects Honeyman & Keppie, where he befriends fellow draughtsman Herbert MacNair (1868-1955)• 1891 Travels to Italy on a scholarship tour• 1894 Develops designs with MacNair and their friends, the sisters Margaret and Frances Macdonald. Together they are known as The Four. Goes on the first of many sketching holidays in England.• 1896 Makintosh is the lead designer on Honeyman & Keppie’s competition entry for the new Glasgow School of Art. The Four exhibits at the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society in London. Designs and produces stencil wall decorations for the Buchanan Street tea rooms, Glasgow for Miss Cranston• 1897 Designs Queen’s Cross Church, Glasgow. Construction begins on Glasgow School of Art. The Studio publishes an article on Mackintosh• 1898 Designs several buildings for the 1901 Glasgow International Exhibition. Commissioned by Miss Cranston to design the furniture and decoration for The Argyle Street tea rooms. Produces designs for Ruchill St. Church Halls, Glasgow and two domestic interiors: an all- white bedroom at Westdel, Queen’s Palace, Glasgow for Robert Maclehose and a dining-room for Hugo Brückmann, editor of Dekorative Kunst, in Münich• 1899 The new Glasgow School of Art opens, as does the Queen’s Cross Church, Glasgow• 1900 Marries Margaret Macdonald. Together they design the decoration and furniture for their flat at 120 Mains Street, Glasgow. Miss Cranston commissions Mackintosh to design the interior and furniture for The Ladies’ Luncheon Room, Ingram Street tearooms. Completes designs for Windyhill, Kilmalcolm, his first detached house, for his friend William Davidson• 1901 Becomes a partner in Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh. Designs interior and furniture for Mrs Rowat at 14 Kingsborough Gardens, Glasgow• 1902 Designs a music room at Carl-Ludwigstrasse, Vienna for Fritz Warndorfer, a supporter of the Secession Movement and later of the 18
  19. 19. Wiener Werkstätte. Commissioned to build Hill House, Helensburgh for publisher Walter Blackie• 1903 Miss Cranston commissions Mackintosh to design the exterior and interiors of The Willow tea rooms, Glasgow. The Glasgow School Board appoints Mackintosh to design the Scotland Street School, Glasgow• 1904 Completes The Hill House, Helensburgh. Designs the decoration and furnishings of the hall, dining room, drawing room and two bedrooms at Hous’hill Nitshill, Glasgow for Miss Cranston and her husband Major Cochrane• 1905 Designs a shop at 233 Sauchiehall Street for Messrs Henry and Carruthers. Begins work on Auchinibert, a house at Killearn, Stirlingshire for F.J. Shand and on the Dutch Kitchen for the basement of the Argyle Street tea rooms, Glasgow• 1906 Completes the designs for the boardroom at Glasgow School of Art. Moves with Margaret to 78 Southpark Avenue, where they create new interiors• 1907 Produces designs for The Oak Room at the Ingram Street tea rooms for Miss Cranston and the west wing of Glasgow School of Art• 1909 Designs the Card Room for Hous’hill as well as the Oval Room and ladies’ rest room at the Ingram Street tea rooms. Opening of the west wing of Glasgow School of Art• 1911 Creates the interiors of The Cloister Room and Chinese Room for the Ingram Street tea rooms, Glasgow• 1914 Dissolves partnership in Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh and moves to Walberswick, Suffolk where he paints watercolours and is suspected by local people of being a spy• 1915 Moves to Chelsea, London• 1916 Creates furniture and interiors for 78 Derngate, Northampton for W.J. Bassett-Lowke and produces fabric designs for Messrs. Foxton and Messrs. Sefton of London 19
  20. 20. • 1917 Designs the Dug-Out, a war-time café at the Willow tea rooms and clocks for W. J. Bassett-Lowke • 1919 Completes designs for a guest bedroom at 8 Derngate, Northampton and a cottage at East Grinstead for E.O. Hoppé • 1923 Moves to Port Venders in southern France where he paints a series of water colors, mainly landscapes • 1928 Dies in London of cancer of the tongue Drawing room, 120 Mains Street, Glasgow, 1900 Interior hall of The Hill House, 1903References 1. Charles Rennie Mackintosh (World of Arts) by Alan Crawford 2. Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Architect, Icon by John McKean and Colin baxer. 3. Charles Rennie Mackintosh Furniture by Roger Billcliffe. 4. Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture,Furniture Drawings and Interior Designs: by Roger Billcliffe. 5. “The Tea rooms of mackintosh” by Alan Crawford and Wendy Kaplan,Architecture Week No.81,2002.0109,pC1.1 20
  21. 21. 6. “The Illustrated Encylopedia of Architects and Architecture” New York-1991 7. “Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architect.Vo.3,London" Dictionary of Scottish Architects – DSA Architect Biography Report. 8. "Margaret macdonald”, The Official Gateway to Scotland". 9. House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow 1996. 10. The Hunterian, The University of Glasgow. Mackintosh Collection, cat no: GLAHA 41142-45 11. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), 12. "The Glasgow Story: Modern Times". City of Glasgow Culture and Leisure Services. 13. Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Gallery Plan and Program Guide (1996). 14. The University of Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery 15. “The Tea rooms of mackintosh” by Alan Crawford and Wendy Kaplan,Architecture Week No.81,2002.0109,pC1.1Useful links 1. http://www.crmsociety.com/ 2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Rennie_Mackintosh 3. 4. http://www.greatbuildings.com/cgi-bin/glk? http://govan.cent.gla.ac.uk/Museum/MacHouse/MacInfo.html 5. http://www.huntsearch.gla.ac.uk/Mackintosh/sketchbooks 6. http://www.huntsearch.gla.ac.uk/Mackintosh/browse.html 7. http://www.archiplanet.org/wiki/Charles_Rennie_Mackintosh 8. http://www.architectureweek.com/2002/0109/culture_1-1.html 9. http://www.isnare.com/?aid=317611&ca=Arts+and+Crafts 10.http://www.achome.co.uk/pictorial/mackintosh.htm 11.http://www.archiplanet.org/wiki/Charles_Rennie_Mackintosh 12.http://www.armin-grewe.com/crm/crm-book.htm 21
  22. 22. Note: Title page photograph taken on 9 March 2006 by User:Dave souza House for an Art Lover Range by Bruce Hamilton,UK 22
  23. 23. FIRST COMMENT. • Your Information Regarding Mackintosh Furniture DesignCharles Rennie Mackintosh society UK (info@crmsociety.com)1/8/2013To: jik_1959@hotmail.comFrom:CRM Society (info@crmsociety.com) This sender is in your contact list.Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2013 5:33:37 PMTo: jik_1959@hotmail.comDear Javeed,Thank you for your email and for taking the trouble to send us your article – which is indeedcomprehensive.With the help of one of our volunteer researchers, we have had a look at your article onMackintosh and furniture design and feel that there are several issues which would need to beaddressed before you would want to use it for educational purposes - particularly if it was yourintention to have it published at some point.There are several inaccuracies with names and descriptions and some spelling and you wouldneed to seek permission to use the photo images from the site holders/books/ or journals, andalso check the accuracy of the information you have used with the authors direct. Some of thewebsites are not academically reliable .eg isnare.comYou may need to check the references at the end of the article as they need to have a fulldescription of author, title, publication date, place of publication and page references forjournals. Websites need to be acknowledged as references as well and this would need to becompleted. It would be worth noting that one of the most comprehensive works on MackintoshFurniture is the Catalogue Raisonne work by author and scholar Roger Billcliffe – published byCameron and Hollis.Without checking some of your information sources in detail, and then rechecking forauthoritative sources , which would be time consuming for us, we regret, that as we are a smallcharitable body, we do not have the resources to supply you with a detailed ‘crit’ of your work. 23
  24. 24. Perhaps one of your previous college lecturers or tutors at Bucks would be willing to go throughthis in detail for you?We wish you the best of luck with your project, but we can only offer our opinion based on whatwe understand from your information to us, and cannot accept any liability for any informationyou use which turns out to be inaccurate or any copyright which is infringed.We realise that you intend to give apprentice projects to design Mackintosh furniture as learningprojects for them – but would point out that Cassina holds a copyright on certain MackintoshChairs (see http://www.cassina.com) and as with all potential copyright issues, you would beadvised to check on the copyright status of any pieces you wished to produce in a commercialway – not just with Cassina, but with the other holders, which would include the Glasgow Schoolof Art etc. I do hope this is of some help, I regret that we are unable to supply you with a more-detailedanalysis of your work – and wish you well with your continued research into Mackintosh and hisworks.yours sincerelyDylan PatersonFor, and on behalf of, the Charles Rennie Mackintosh SocietyDylan PatersonBusiness and Events OfficerCRM SocietyThe Mackintosh Church at Queens Cross870 Garscube RoadGlasgow G20 7ELT: +44(0)141 946 6600 or +44(0)141 945 2321F: +44(0)141 946 7276E: dylan@crmsociety.comW: www.crmsociety.com and www.mackintoshchurch.com 24
  25. 25. Mackintosh at The GrandTreat yourself to this all-inclusive Mackintosh Tour. Organised by the Mackintosh Society and inpartnership with the Grand Central Hotel, you will have access behind the scenes to see some ofMackintosh’s hidden gems. Book now places are limited.The Mackintosh ChurchHere at The Mackintosh Church we pride ourselves in providing a bespoke service for all your eventneeds. If you are looking for somewhere with a difference for your event, then look no further; TheMackintosh Church is a truly unique venue for a corporate event, wedding or special occasion?WINNER: Scottish Thistle Awards 2007 25
  26. 26. Mackintosh at The GrandTreat yourself to this all-inclusive Mackintosh Tour. Organised by the Mackintosh Society and inpartnership with the Grand Central Hotel, you will have access behind the scenes to see some ofMackintosh’s hidden gems. Book now places are limited.The Mackintosh ChurchHere at The Mackintosh Church we pride ourselves in providing a bespoke service for all your eventneeds. If you are looking for somewhere with a difference for your event, then look no further; TheMackintosh Church is a truly unique venue for a corporate event, wedding or special occasion?WINNER: Scottish Thistle Awards 2007 25
  27. 27. Mackintosh at The GrandTreat yourself to this all-inclusive Mackintosh Tour. Organised by the Mackintosh Society and inpartnership with the Grand Central Hotel, you will have access behind the scenes to see some ofMackintosh’s hidden gems. Book now places are limited.The Mackintosh ChurchHere at The Mackintosh Church we pride ourselves in providing a bespoke service for all your eventneeds. If you are looking for somewhere with a difference for your event, then look no further; TheMackintosh Church is a truly unique venue for a corporate event, wedding or special occasion?WINNER: Scottish Thistle Awards 2007 25

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