Charles Rennie Mackintosh was one of the greatest exponents of Art Nouveau. Together with his wife Margaret McDonald, his sister Frances and his brother-in-law Herbert McNair, he developed an original style that departed from the decorative floral style of Jugendstil.
The group’s geometric, almost cubist furniture designs show the influence of Japanese spatial concepts and are characterized by their long, serious forms. A typical aspect of his work is a formal scheme based on horizontal and vertical lines, sometimes combined with slightly curved linear ornamentation.
Hill House 1 marks a new phase in Mackintosh’s work. The strict geometry of the chair is reminiscent of the Ladderback Chairs Shakers and clearly differs from the organic or feminine forms of early designs. It was made for the home of a Scottish publisher and his wife and functioned more as part of an artistic environment than as a piece of furniture for everyday use. The chair was given a fixed place in the couple’s bedroom, where it fulfills a purely decorative function. First used by Mackintosh in 1897, the elongated back is a motif that appears repeatedly on his chairs, giving them an unquestionable quality.
Scale : 1:6
Height: 23.5 cm x Width: 6.5 cm x Depth: 6 cm