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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.|
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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