MA14 | High-back chair
High-back ash chair
Chair with frame in black lacquered ash. Seat upholstered in expanded foam covered in velvet, fabric or leather.
This chair was designed for the master bedroom of Hill House, home of the publisher Walter W. Blackie, near Helensburgh in the Dunbartonshire area. The architectonic language of the building, where Mackintosh gave up all decorative elements of phytomorphous inspiration and was guided by a new functional and mathematical basis (Sypher), anticipates the themes of the research carried out at the Bauhaus. For this reason it is considered a proto-rationalist work.