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THE MACKINTOSH DESK

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The desk shown below was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Identify all the typical Mackintosh features, incorporated into many of his designs.

 
 
 
ROSE PATTERN - OPEN SHELVES - USE OF TILES - LIGHT /SHADOW - MIXTURE OF MATERIALS - NO CUPBOARD DOORS - LATTICE FRAMEWORK
 
 
 
Mackintosh furniture has certain design characteristics. Many of these are listed below. Underline those characteristics (even single words), that apply to the desk shown above.
 
MACKINTOSH CHARACTERISTICS
 
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/rectangular patterns
 
 
 
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