The other-worldly Salon de Luxe, in the original Willow Tea Rooms in Glasgow, would have been a shock to the senses for the people of 1903 including Miss Cranston, who commissioned the building. The room was embellished with willow imagery, full of the symbolism that Charles Rennie Mackintosh so often loved to incorporate into his work.
Traditionally designed to be a space where ladies could entertain guests outside the home, the Salon de Luxe was decorated with women in mind. The mirrors that adorn the walls today are, for the most part, the originals from 1903. Each panel holds the same design – an abstracted composition of lines and oval shapes that are representative of willow branches and catkins. This trinket box-like effect causes peoples’ reflection to project fleeting to all four walls of the room. It is almost as though, when you look at the panels, you catch glimpses of someone just out of sight moving through the trees.
- Designer: Emma Bossons
- Dimensions: H 20.00 x W 6.50 x D 2.00 cm
- Availability: In Stock
- Product Width6.50cm
- Product Height20.00cm
- Product Depth2.00cm
- Designer:Emma Bossons