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|A YOUNG CHILD’S TOY BOX
BASED ON CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH CHARACTERISTICS
|V. Ryan © 2012 - 2015|
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The child’s toy storage unit has been designed in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Features from the Mackintosh chairs have been combined with tiles, based on a Mackintosh rose tile design.
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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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