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House for an Art Lover

Greater Glasgow and Clyde Valley Tourist Board

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House for an Art Lover

The music room at the House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park.

In 1901 Charles Rennie Mackintosh entered a competition run by the German magazine Zeitschrift fur Innendekoration to design a "house for an art lover" (Haus eines Kunstfreundes). His entry did not win, but the drawings were published in 1902 and inspired a proposal to build the house in Glasgow. Work began in 1989 and the building opened in 1996.

The basement contains a gift shop and restaurant and the ground floor has a series of exhibition rooms, each created using Mackintosh’s original designs. The upper floors contain an international graduate study and conference centre for the Glasgow School of Art.

Reference: ART LOVERS HOUSE

Reproduced with the permission of Greater Glasgow and Clyde Valley Tourist Board

Keywords:
architectural competitions, architecture, Art Nouveau, chairs, conference centres, furnishings, furniture, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow Style, House for an Art Lover, interior design



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