An exhibition of furniture designed by innovative designer and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh has gone on display at the Museum of Bath at Work. The furniture, loaned from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London has been displayed in a scale reconstruction of the original bedroom Mackintosh had designed for Bath businessman Sidney Horstmann. The commission was one of Mackintosh’s last – completed in 1917- and one of only a handful to be carried out in England. The furniture was acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1966 but, other than a short display in that year, in London, the furniture has not been seen since. The is the only chance to see this furniture in the city it was designed for!
The striking room decoration of white walls, black floor and stencilled freizes and stripes was created from Mackintosh’s original drawings at the Hunterian Gallery in Glasgow. They were interpreted by Paul Minott of Bath Spa University’s Design School.
The exhibition is free with admission to the museum and is on display everyday until October 31st .