Textile design: basket of flowers

This textile design was produced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh during his time in Chelsea (1915-1923). It featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“. Mackintosh turned to commercial textile design during the years he and Margaret Macdonald spent in London. They rank among the most progressive designs of the […]

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Textile design: orange and purple spirals

This textile design was produced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh during his time in Chelsea (1915-1923). It featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“. Mackintosh turned to commercial textile design during the years he and Margaret Macdonald spent in London. They rank among the most progressive designs of the […]

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Textile design: stylised daisies: purple on black

This textile design was produced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh during his time in Chelsea (1915-1923). It featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“. Mackintosh turned to commercial textile design during the years he and Margaret Macdonald spent in London. They rank among the most progressive designs of the […]

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Textile design: chrysanthemum

This textile design was produced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh during his time in Chelsea (1915-1923). It featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“. Virtually a finished picture in its own right, this formalised flower design may have been intended for a large repeat fabric. Image and information reproduced […]

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Textile design: stylised chrysanthemums

This textile design was produced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh during his time in Chelsea (1915-1923).  Mackintosh designed many textiles based on organic and stylised plant forms, often manipulating the composition. The chrysanthemum has been abstracted to produce a repeat pattern suitable for transferring onto long lengths of fabrics.  Image and information reproduced by kind permission […]

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Textile design: stripes and checks: purple and blue

This textile design was produced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh during his time in Chelsea (1915-1923). It featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“. The chequered squares in this design have been incorporated as a key element to offset the curvilinear organic forms. This design was produced during the […]

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Textile design: stylised dahlias

This textile design was produced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh during his time in Chelsea (1915-1923). It featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“. This design was produced during the years the Mackintoshes were living in London, 1915-1923. Mackintosh employed stylised plant forms and abstracted them in order to […]

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Textile design: tulip and lattice

This textile design was produced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh during his time in Chelsea (1915-1923). It featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“. Organic designs such as this reiterate Mackintosh’s lifelong interest in plant forms. The tulip was a motif often used in the late textile designs. Here […]

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