Charles Rennie Mackintosh '312 Willow’ Armchair for Cassina

An elegant chair from a celebrated pioneer of modern design.

Maker
Cassina | Italy
Designer
C.R. Mackintosh | Scotland
Date
1903
Size
W 95cm, D 41cm, H 119cm | Seat H 44cm


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Description

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.

The Willow chair was designed in 1903 by Charles R. Mackintosh for the Willow Tea Rooms in Glasgow. There Mackintosh was responsible for the exterior for the first time, as well as for the interior arrangement and decoration. In 1972 Italian furniture maker Cassina bought the rights it produce the now iconic Willow chair.

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Condition

Materials: Beautifully crafted from ebonised ash

Wood Finish: Vintage finish in excellent condition with light signs of age

Construction: Joints are sturdy and solid. All checked and ready to go

Fabric Type: Reupholstered with Tahiti 'Coast' designer fabric from James Dunlop. Composition: 100% PL. Care: Do not bleach / Do not tumble dry / Drip dry in shade / Low iron max 110C / Drycleaning Gentle cycle / Machine wash cool gentle cycle

Makers Label: Cassina label to the underside of chair

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