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GLAHA 41831: Design for a coat rack, for the cloakroom, The Hill House, Helensburgh 1904 - click to view larger image

GLAHA 41831
Design for a coat rack, for the cloakroom, The Hill House, Helensburgh 1904
(furniture design)

CRE MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928)


Materials:
pencil and watercolour on paper
Dimensions:
21.1 x 32.9
Frame:
RH
Marks:
References:
D1904.4 p.153 BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1986 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs', London: John Murray
Notes:
The Hill House, Helensburgh, was Mackintosh's most important major domestic commission, 1902-04. The project was commissioned by the publisher, Walter Blackie, at the recommendation of Talwin Morris, the company's head designer. Mackintosh was concerned with the relationship between every aspect of the overall scheme, the decoration, furniture and architecture. This was most successfully achieved in the hall, drawing room and master bedroom. Mackintosh changed this design from a free standing structure to a wall mounted object. The plan followed the l-shape format favoured by English Arts and Crafts architects, in which the principal family rooms were contained within the main block, with service areas and secondary rooms in the flanking wing. The exterior was massed and detailed in a creative remodelling of historic Scottish Baronial architecture.
Keywords:
FURNITURE DESIGN : COAT RACK : CLOAKROOM : THE HILL HOUSE, HELENSBURGH : BLACKIE, WALTER : CRM ONLINE :

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