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DESIGNING A MACKINTOSH STORAGE UNIT

V. Ryan 2012 - 2015

 

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This question is about creative design.

Read the Design Brief and your Specification very carefully. Sketch five designs that are suitable for a storage unit, to hold valuables such as jewellery or computer games. Each storage unit must be based on the Mackintosh design criteria.

 
 
 
MACKINTOSH DESIGN PRINCIPLES
 
Functional, Stylish and yet simplistic.
Use of natural materials.
Influenced by art nouveau, modernism and especially Japanese style
Limited decoration, with pattern and ornament minimised.
Use of floral patterns/motifs/forms, as seen in his stain glass designs, and applied to furniture.
Use of texture, light and shadow - tactile.
Powerful use of right angles, use of squares and rectangles with subtle curves.
Floral motifs / rose motif.
Combined materials such as stain glass and natural wood.
Lattice framework and square patterns
 
 
 
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