July 9, 2014


In 1900, Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibited at the Viennese Secession. The show, curated by Josef Hoffmann, saw the introduction of the ‘New Style’ for which Mackintosh received international recognition. Among his work was this piece, originally designed as a street lamp for the Glasgow School of Art. It marks a departure from the floral touches seen in his earlier works in favour of a cleaner, cubist approach.