Charles Rennie MacIntosh, Glasgow

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  • Rennie Mackintosh window, Glasgow
    Rennie Mackintosh window, Glasgow
    by Flamegirl
  • Charles Rennie MacIntosh
    by hevbell
  • Willow Tea Room, Sauchihall Street
    Willow Tea Room, Sauchihall Street
    by tvor

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    by hevbell Written Apr 21, 2004

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    Favorite thing: One of Glasgows most famous sons was Charles Renee Macintosh, an architect and designer who had a very distinctive style and his mark can be seen on many buildings around the city, including the Lighthouse Gallery & his influence is all over the Willow Tearooms as well. He didn't just design buildings though, he also designed a lot of furniture and did art work.

    Nowadays you can get his designs on anything from crockery, to bedding to jewellery. Personally I love Renee Macintosh style stuff :)

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    stylish designs

    by Flamegirl Written Jun 19, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Charles Rennie Mackintosh designs are very popular in Glasgow (windows, jewellery, mugs, architectural motifs), it's easy to see why. The rose depicted in this window design is quite common.

    Examples of his design work can be seen at the Willow Tea Rooms (designed by Mackintosh - tip coming soon) and the Glasgow School of Art.

    See for more information about the talented Glasgow-bred architect and designer.

    Rennie Mackintosh window, Glasgow
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    Charles Rennie MacIntosh

    by tvor Updated Sep 9, 2005

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    Favorite thing: One of Glasgow's best known personalities was Charles Rennie MacIntosh, an architect from the turn of the 20th century who was one of the spear headers of the Art Deco era. There Isn't a lot of his original architecture left though his angular designs are reflected in modern lookalike's, both buildings, furniture and decor. The Glasgow School of Art is one of his buildings that still stands. You can go there and pay a small fee for a tour inside the building or just have a glance inside the lobby and browse in the gift shop where they do have some very good prints of both MacIntosh designs and of the Pre Raphaelites.

    There's also the Willow Tea Room on Sauchiehall Street (pronounced Socky-hall) above a jewellers. This was one of many tea rooms designed by MacIntosh and is still very similar to how he originally designed it right down to the china and cutlery. Afternoon tea here might be considered a tourist trap but it's nonetheless enjoyable for the atmosphere. The food is pretty good if not overly abundant.

    Fondest memory: The Lighthouse is a museum dedicated to MacIntosh and also worth a look. It's also in the city center, just check the tourist maps. If Edinburgh souvenir shops are full of thistles and Luckenbooth symbols, Glasgow is full of MacIntosh deco style roses.
    The CRM society webpage has a list of sites where you can still see examples of his work

    Charles Rennie MacIntosh Society
    Glasgow School of Art
    Willow Tea Rooms
    The Lighthouse

    Example of a MacIntosh like design Willow Tea Room, Sauchihall Street Glasgow School of Art, Renfrew Street
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    Glasgow is known for it's...

    by porche911 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Glasgow is known for it's Charles Rennie McIntosh connection. My first school, was a McIntosh building, Scotland Street School, which has now been converted to school museum. The area around has been completely demolished to make way for an 8 lane highway approach to a road bridge over the Clyde but the school remains an interesting look back at how education has developed and I can still see where I scratched my name on a desk!

    Fondest memory: Running into Glasgow Green, August 1983, the first Glasgow Marathon, the crowds, the atmosphere.......THE FINISH!!!!!

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