Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Glasgow Style

In 2018 Glasgow will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of talented Glasgow-born architect, designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh. There will be an extensive programme of talks, tours and events thought the year, the highlight of which will be a major exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. (30th March - 14th August).  The exhibition will showcase objects relating to Mackintosh and the Glasgow style. Many of these objects will be on display for the first time in a generation and others making their first appearance. It will be an exhibition not to be missed. 


Glasgow Style is a very distinctive set of decorative art and design works made in Glasgow between 1890 and 1920 and centred around The Glasgow School of Art and Mackintosh. It is considered to be Great Britain’s contribution to Art Nouveau and Scotland’s most significant contribution to the Arts and Crafts movement. 


The applied art that will be on display couldn’t be more current. The tactile, graphic, and very British designs reflect many of the influences that are popular today. The Celtic and Japanese references are seen in many contemporary styles of the moment. Today’s interest in embroidery and other crafts can be seen in the Glasgow Style objects. 


The designs are available for license and would be suitable for all sorts of merchandise - ceramics, textiles, stationery. With the Glasgow Museums provenance this would be a quality, evergreen license that would only grow sales, with the added benefit of the support of the retail arm of the Museums.



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