Light fitting, designed by Charles Rennie MacKintosh

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Light fitting, designed by Charles Rennie MacKintosh

This sheet metal light fitting was designed in 1902 by Charles Rennie MacKintosh. It is taken from a house in Kingsborough Gardens in Glasgow, where it was used as a hall light.

The fitting was suspended on four chains and is in the form of a cube with pierced sides with coloured glass panels. The panels have an abstract, art-nouveau style plant and flower design.

In 1901, Charles Rennie Macintosh entered a German competition to design a 'Haus fur eines Kunstfreunde' - 'House for an Art-lover'. His design was realised in Glasgow in 1990 when, as part of the European City of Culture celebrations, his 'House for an Art-lover' was built in the city's Bellahouston Park. Copies of this light fitting are used in the house.

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Online ID: 000-100-104-726-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1987.329
Date: 1902
Material: Copper; leaded glass panels
Dimensions: 550 mm H x 470 mm W x 460 mm D
What: Light fitting
Who: Charles Rennie MacKintosh (Designer)
Where: Great Britain
Description: Copper light fitting in the form of an open cube with leaded glass panels: British, designed by Charles Rennie MacKintosh, 1902
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