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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Textile design: rose and teardrop

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 had used stylised roses throughout his career. This design is one of the most developed. Each of the twenty roses is different. Other variants […]

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First World War Posters from Chelsea

Below is an album of original posters from the First World War period. Three of these were featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition, “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“. The subjects of the posters provide a vivid insight to the priorities of society and government during the war. A patriotic and dutiful tone underpins […]

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh at Glebe Place, Chelsea, London

It seems ironic that Charles Rennie Mackintosh should have to leave the relative peace and calm of the beautiful coastal town of Walberswick in Suffolk to go to war-ravaged London in order to find some inner tranquillity and respite from persecution. In 1901 Mackintosh became a partner in the Glasgow architectural practice of John Honeyman […]

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