Happy Birthday Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Happy Birthday Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Considered to be one of the greatest Scots of all time, today (June 7th), marks the day Mackintosh was born in 1868. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was born in the Townhead area of Glasgow. The iconic designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh played an important part in the art nouveau movement of the late 19th Century.

His famous designs combine traditional Scottish themes with Japanese styles. A few examples of these designs can be found in our products including, brooches, keepsake boxes and hip flasks in our Mackintosh inspired ranges. The brooches feature the iconic rose design. A great way to attach your fly plaid, these brooches are steeped in history, and designed by a Scot.

Mackintosh’s designs can be seen in many buildings throughout Glasgow with his masterpiece being The Glasgow School of Art, where he had studied. His attention to detail can be seen on these buildings and it is such details that we have been able to replicate on the Mackintosh range of flasks.

Mackintosh is famous for his career not only as an architect but also for his furniture designs and as a painter in his later life. Mackintosh’s style has been replicated in a number of forms and is still very popular, especially as gifts and jewellery.

Be sure to keep your eyes open for his designs if you happen to be around Glasgow. If you’d like more information, I’ve found the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society to be a great source, they also have excellent pictures displaying his work. If you’d like to join in the tributes the twitter hashtag is #CRMack.

 

 

 

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