Stained glass sidelights by Northern Art Glass in a Mackintosh rose theme.
The celebrated Scottish architect and artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 –1928), was a designer in the Arts and Crafts movement and a driving force of the Art Nouveau style.
Mackintosh took his inspiration from his Scottish upbringing and blended them with the flourish of Art Nouveau and the simplicity of Japanese forms that were gaining great popularity at the time. His style contrasted strong right angles and floral-inspired decorative motifs with subtle curves like the Mackintosh Rose motif.
Like his contemporary Frank Lloyd Wright, Mackintosh’s architectural designs often included extensive specifications for the decoration and furnishing of his buildings. This included sweeping expanses of Art Nouveau stained glass in the popular tea rooms of Glasgow and fine glass detailing in his rooms and furniture. His elegant high back chair designs and creative flourishes in wrought iron like the Glasgow School of Art continue to amaze.
Few designers can claim to have created a unique and individual style that is so instantly recognizable.