The Mackintosh House

Chair for the Rose Boudoir
Welcome to The Mackintosh House at the Hunterian Art Gallery.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh
The Glasgow home of Scottish architect, designer and artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928).

Margaret Macdonald
And his artist wife, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh (1864-1933).

Southpark Avenue
The house was originally located at 78 Southpark Avenue, then known as 6 Florentine Terrace.

Front door
It was demolished in the 1960s due to subsidence. 

The Hunterian Art Gallery and Mackintosh House
The fixtures and contents were preserved and reassembled to create The Mackintosh House, an integral part of the Hunterian Art Gallery.

Hall window
The architects have ensured that the sequence of rooms exactly reflects the original.

In the hall, Mackintosh introduced a new front door, south facing window and wall strapping.

And the beaten lead mirror, 'Vanity', designed and made by Margaret and Frances Macdonald and James Herbert McNair in 1896. 

High back chair in the dining room
The dining room features dark stained furniture, including Mackintosh's striking high-backed chairs. 

Dining Room
The combination of dark walls with a white frieze and ceiling is characteristic of Mackintosh's domestic dining rooms throughout his career. 

Studio Drawing Room
The studio-drawing room is a breathtaking L-shaped room, decorated throughout in white.

Detail of the lug chair
The furniture is a skilful mix of dark stained items and white painted pieces.

Studio Drawing Room with writing desk
The mahogany writing cabinet was purchased for a world-record price in 1979 after an international appeal.

Lights in the Studio Drawing room
These light fittings, made of silver plated brass with leaded glass, hang in the the studio-drawing room, dining room and bedroom. 

Studio Drawing Room
These beautiful rooms are outstanding works of art in their own right.

The bedroom
The bedroom is decorated in white. The furniture, with its sculptural detailing inspired by plant and bird forms, was designed in 1900.

Mackintosh Gallery
Don't miss The Mackintosh House Gallery, located on the second floor landing.

Bedroom from 78 Dernagate
It houses other works from the University's Mackintosh Collection and a reconstruction of the guest bedroom from 78 Derngate, Northampton of 1916.

Second floor hall

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