House for an Art Lover--page 8 (of nine pages)

Charles Rennie Mackintosh
1989-96, based on a 1901 design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret MacDonald



The Oval Room

This was originally the Ladies Room, where after dinner Edwardian women conversed while their men adjourned to smoke and drink. The oval shape was a symbol Mackintosh used to represent femininity and it recurs throughout the room--in the window, the fireplace and the light fixture.

 

Left: the window from the outside

This window is on the east side of the south facade.
 





Works Cited or Consulted:
Cosgrove, James, ed. House for an Art Lover. Glasgow: Randak Design Consultants (and Fraser Press?): 1988/2004.
Crawford, Alan. Charles Rennie Mackintosh. London: Thames & Hudson, 1995.

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