Transforming the applied arts since 1897

The Glasgow Four Collection

The ‘Glasgow Style’ was created by Mackintosh and his contemporaries - Herbert McNair and two sisters, Margaret and Frances MacDonald. They met as students during the 1890s and became known as ‘The Four’ exhibiting their work across the world. Their work was a personal vision in the new international style of the 1890s, Art Nouveau, and is perhaps best known for Mackintosh’s architecture and furniture. Together, they drew from Victorian Puritanism and Celtic Spiritualism and created ground-breaking pieces. Elongated bodies and a characteristic dreamy palette were ever-present. Colours were light, neutral, metallic, natural and mythical at the same time. And yet, there were touches of modernity, like geometric symmetry which would, in time, lead the Applied Arts into the Art Deco period. The Moorcroft Glasgow Four Collection draws on the early Art Nouveau work of these pioneers and ventures into their Art Deco awakening.

"Art is the flower, life is the green leaf.  Let every artist strive to make his flower a beautiful living thing, something that will convince the world that there may be, there are, things more precious, more beautiful - more lasting than life itself."

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1902

The Willow Ladies - Jug
Numbered Edition

The Willow Ladies JU3 Jug

£660.00

The 150th anniversary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s birth was celebrated with a preview of the ten ..

Cranston's Queen - Vase
Numbered Edition

Cranston's Queen 46/20 Vase

£5,995.00

Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, wife of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, is perhaps overshadowed by her hus..

Library Lights - Vase
Limited Edition

Library Lights 63/7 Vase

£295.00

Whilst Moorcroft celebrated the launch of a new Mackintosh collection inspired by 78 Derngate, the o..

Spring - Vase
Numbered Edition

Spring 73/18 Vase

£4,260.00

The Macdonald sisters completed a four seasons series, starting with Spring by Frances in 1897. The ..

The Lovers - Vase
Limited Edition

The Lovers 121/10 Vase

£595.00

In their early days it was probably Frances McNair’s strange and eerie imagery that earned The Four ..

Scotland Street - Vase
Limited Edition

Scotland Street 158/8 Vase

£350.00

Scotland Street School was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1903-1906 for the School Bo..

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