Charles Rennie MacIntosh...House for an Art Lover
I found this in my "drafts" folder from 2013. This year, 2018, the Glasgow School of Art suffered yet another devastating fire so I felt it important to publish this piece. The Glasgow School of Art where a lot of creative and unique work was carried out by Charles Rennie MacIntosh. I remember the 2013 trip well and how this house built in the '89 - 90's just blew me away...the plans were drawn up for a competition by Charles Rennie MacIntosh and he worked on this with decorative artist Margaret MacDonald ( his wife)."House for an Art Lover" was not built in their time, however I believe the romance that MacIntosh and MacDonald put into their work was captured. I was fortunate enough to visit Scotland twice this year and each trip was most enjoyable. In August our daughter and two grandchildren accompanied us and I have to say the results were amazing. The Willow tearoom with its tall MacIntosh designed chairs and the Glasgow Rose depicted on may souvenirs of the day was "Glasgow" for all intent and purpose. This was the flavour I wanted to share.
|Model of House for an Art Lover|
|House for an Art Lover |
Construction 1989- 1996
|Elevation Drawing of the Dining room|
The portfolio of work is on display including drawings/ floor plans etc.
|Interpetations of MacIntosh's Glasgow Rose are |
evident throughout on walls, fireplaces and furniture
|Used for weddings/ parties/ conferences the Music Room in dazzling white |
with bowed windows is quite spectacular
|View of the bowed windows|
in the Music Room
Life is Beautiful in a "House for an Art Lover".