Textile design: stylised plant form: black, purple, green and pink

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“. Black is the dominant colour of a fine group of designs which amalgamate organic and geometric forms. They were probably designs for voiles or dress […]

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Textile design: sweet peas

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“. In this work, Mackintosh has stylised and abstracted the sweet pea. Organic designs such as this reiterate Mackintosh’s interest in plant forms, illustrated elsewhere during […]

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Textile design: tendrils, squares and triangles

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 suggests the combination of Mackintosh’s two key motifs: plants and geometric shapes. A fabric similar to this design was illustrated in ‘The Studio […]

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Textile design: wave pattern: voile

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“. A joint work by Mackintosh and his wife Margaret. Mackintosh turned to commercial textile design during the years he and Margaret Macdonald spent in London. They […]

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Textile / ceramic design

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 is one of a group of three designs which may have been intended as either textile designs and/or ceramic designs. Mackintosh turned to commercial […]

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Textile design: odalisque

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 is a tongue-in-cheek nude adorned with stylised roses. Mackintosh turned to commercial textile design during the years he and Margaret Macdonald spent in London. […]

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Textile design: pink tobacco flower

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 drawing is a reversed tracing from the hair of a figure in ‘The Opera of the Sea’, a gesso panel from 1903 by Margaret […]

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Textile design: stylised petals with teardrops

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: purple triangles

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’s textiles designs stylistically fall into two broad categories, the organic and the geometric, or else a combination of the two. Vivid geometric designs such […]

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Textile design: waves and zigzag

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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