This depicts the essence of House for an art lover.
The House for an Art Lover is based on a design produced in 1901 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh with his wife Margaret MacDonald. You’ll find the building in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow Scotland. Mackintosh’s original designs were interpreted and realised by John Kane and Graeme Robertson (up to 1990) under Andrew Milligan with contributions by many contemporary artists. Original portfolio designs are displayed in each room to allow comparisons.
The house below was originally designed for an ideas competition set by the German design magazine Zeitschrift für Innendekoration for a “Haus eines Kunstfreundes” (Art Lover’s House). Despite disqualification due to late entry, the portfolio was awarded a prize for “pronounced personal quality, novel and austere form and the uniform configuration of interior and exterior”.
Inside the House, Mackintosh designed the entire layout of rooms but he and his wife provided detailed interior designs for only the double height Entrance Hall, the Dining Room, Oval Room and Music Room*. This group of rooms have been realised in breathtaking detail together with the Main Staircase and Gallery and is referred to as ‘The Mackintosh Suite.’
The Mackintosh Suite is also be hired out for wedding celebrations and corporate events.
Opening Times & Admission Prices
Art Lovers Cafe & Art Lovers Shop –
Both the Art Lovers Cafe and Shop are open every day from 10am to 5pm.
Mackintosh Exhibition –
Private events at the House are held throughout the year, so opening times vary. Below is the general opening times.
Monday to Saturday: Open 10am – 4 pm
Tel. No. for further information tel. 0141 353 4770
In good weather (or bad) you can sit outside and have tea and scones. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.