Our Mackintosh pieces are unique, yet familiar. The lines of these sofas and chairs contain hints of oriental and modern influences, making them hard to categorize as of any particular period. They are equally at home in a comfortable bungalow or an edgy modern glass-and-steel loft. The substantial yet gracefully curved legs create a firm sense of permanence or grounding within the collection. The curved and detailed fret-work maintains the theme of substance with grace.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 – 1928), a Scottish designer and architect, was one of the leaders in an early 20th century genre that became known as “the Glasgow Style” and eventually as Art Nouveau. Arts and Crafts cabinetmakers and later architects (such as Frank Lloyd Wright) borrowed heavily from Mackintosh’s work. With these Mackintosh pieces we are acknowledging his influence to the craft.
The Mackintosh was developed by Mark Gatterdam for Bob Hughes back in 2005. Bob lived in an area near the Pentagon called Fairlington Village. This area was originally established as temporary government housing during World War II. The housing was so well built, it remains today as a vibrant area just south of Washington DC. However, living in a home built 75 years ago comes with challenges. Bob wanted a sofa that would make a statement from the rear, as it served as a room divider in his small home. The emphasis and catalyst for the design began on the back and sides of the sofa.