Collection: Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Born 7 June 1868 Glasgow, Great Britain. Died 10 December 1928 London, Great Britain. 1883–94 Attends evening classes at Glasgow School of Art. 1884–89 Trains as a draughtsman in the offices of the architect John Hutchison, Glasgow. 1889–1901 Hired as a draughtsman by the architects Honeyman & Keppie, Glasgow. 1891 Travels to Italy; returns via Paris, Brussels, Antwerp, and London. C. 1893/94–1900 Collaborates with Herbert MacNair and Frances and Margaret Macdonald, who as a group called The Four (or Glasgow Four) design furniture, graphic art, and metalwork. 1896–1909 Designs a new building, complete with interior, for Glasgow School of Art; project built in two phases (1897–99 and 1907–09).  Show more information

1896–1917 Designs interiors and furniture for Catherine Cranston’s tea rooms in Glasgow on Buchanan Street, Argyle Street, Ingram Street, and for the Willow Tea Rooms. 1900 Marries Margaret Macdonald; designs the room allocated to the Glasgow Four at the Eighth Secession Exhibition in Vienna. 1901 Enters a design competition for the Haus eines Kunstfreundes. 1902–04 Builds and furnishes Hill House in Helensburgh near Glasgow. 1901–13 Partner of Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh. 1915–23 Lives in London with his wife; designs home textiles for various manufacturers. 1915–17 Interior design and architectural remodelling of the house at 78 Derngate, Northampton. 1923–27 Moves with his wife to the south of France where he struggles to get by; Mackintosh paints watercolours that are exhibited in shows in Chicago, Illinois, and Paris. 1927 Returns to London for treatment for cancer of the tongue.

Text: Mathias Remmele

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    Miniatur Hill House 1 - Vitra Design Museum Shop
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