Charles Rennie Mackintosh 'DS3' Chair
Elegant chair from a celebrated pioneer of modern design.
By the end of the 19th century Glasgow School of Art was one of the leading art academies in Europe and its reputation in architecture and the decorative arts had reached an all time high. At the very heart of this success was a talented young artist, architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
While Mackintosh unfortunately died in relative obscurity his work has since been recognised as one of the driving forces behind a new approach to modern architecture and design. Today he is celebrated as father of the 'Glasgow Style' and his furniture designs have been reissued by a number of contemporary furniture makers.
These elegant ‘DS3’ chairs were designed by Mackintosh in 1918 and feature many of hallmarks of his work; clean lines, decorative geometric elements and a refined elegance. They have a handwoven rush seat and inset mother of pearl detailing to the backrest.
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Materials: Beautifully crafted from ebonised ash and rope cord
Wood Finish: Vintage finish in excellent condition with light signs of age
Construction: Joints are sturdy and solid. All checked and ready to go
Rope Cord: Existing rope cord in excellent condition
Makers Label: Unmarked, Italian made chairs. Purchased in the early 1990's together with a labeled Cassina Willow armchair