Inspired by Mackintosh

Ingram High Chair

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Mackintosh Ingram High Chair MK39 Zoom

Inspired by Mackintosh

Ingram High Chair

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100% Made in Italy. Open pore black lacquered ashwood frame (available on demand also stained walnut). Seat padded in polyurethane foam. Leather or fabric upholstery.
History
Mackintosh left his mark on three types of architecture: public buildings, private houses and tearooms. Tearooms spread over in Glasgow between 19th and 20th centuries: in these places, people of different backgrounds could meet and talk, while drinking a cup of tea or a non-alcoholic drink (to counter Gin Houses and alcoholism). Miss Kate Cranston was the owner of many tearooms in Glasgow, and she was – for more than twenty years – the main Mackintosh client, supporting his most creative and innovative projects. These chairs belong to the furnishings of the Ingram Street Tea Room, a project of the 1900s. The model with the tall back was then used by Mackintosh in an apartment at 120 Main Street, which he built and where he lived with his wife Margaret Macdonald. This second version probably has been black lacquered: Mackintosh, in fact, tested chromatic contrasts between the “all-white rooms” and the darker rooms or furnishings. Open pore lacquered ashwood frame. Polyurethane foam seat. Leather or fabric upholstery.

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Dimensions W47 D42 H150 HS45 cm
Inspired by Mackintosh
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C. R. Mackintosh

Mackintosh

C.R. Mackintosh

(1868-1928)

Furniture is passion, an expression of our love of life.

A native Scot from Glasgow, today Mackintosh is considered a fundamental reference point for Liberty style, although his line was very personal, because his ideas essentially anticipated the times. His architectural designs, conceived for elementary volumetric blocks, are aspired to an extreme clarity and structural rationality. He was the first to create interiors with entirely white walls, overcoming the concept of the “facade” in architecture, and drawing inspiration from Celtic and primitive art for his forms.

His furniture designs are also highly original and innovative; during the course of his career, he designed rigidly geometric furniture, preferably black, bearing a strong decorative stamp. Mackintosh loved wood and treated it like a supple, malleable material, covering it with lacquer, to hide seams and joints, enhancing only its definitive forms. For Mackintosh, architectonic space and furniture were the same total work of art. This is why – like many figures of the Modern Movement – he personally attended to even the tiniest details (even wallpaper, lighting, tableware), and refused works where he could not exercise a complete control.