Armchair, Charles Rennie Macintosh
Two armchairs, designed in 1918 by Charles Rennie Macintosh. The chair has not been realized in the lifetime of Macintosh, it was brough to the market only in the 1970's by Cassina and others. The chair is a great example of Macintosh's work, and can be called one of the first "designed" pieces of furniture.
Charles Rennis Macintosh (1868 - 1928) was a Scottish architect, designer, painter, and craftsman. Macintosh was one of the leading heads in 19th century Art Nouveau movement and can be called one of the first modern designers.
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