Hill House Chair I (Charles Mackintosh)

Austin Loman * Kacie Leisure * Kelly Harris

Three examples that come closest to the Hill house chair were chosen to represent the class.  The attention to detail and feeling of scale for the outside two works is very close.  The intent of this assignment is to learn by putting down the exact lines on paper the intent of the original designer.

Scottish designer Charles Macintosh had originally painted this chair white, intended as a pair in the bedroom of the Hill house in Helensburgh.  It was never intended to be sat in, rather it was for draping clothes over in the bedroom.  It’s lines were specifically masculine to be put in a feminine space.  It was painted black to contrast the light pink and green stenciled white room.  To Macintosh the wood and fabric comprising this chair was as important as the room it stood in.

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