Charles Rennie Mackintosh created the Willow Chair (Settee) for the Willow Tea Room in Glasgow, Scotland between 1902 and 1904. The Willow Chair was used in the center of the two ground floor saloons at the Willow Tea Rooms, separating the front and back saloon. The Willow Chair's curved back forms the pattern of a willow tree and the lattice is made from a series of short horizontal insets between the continuous verticals slats. The chair was used by the tea room's supervisor. The grate design in the curved back appears to be a stylized tree and a play on the name of the tearoom. According to Pevsner, the architecture of the Willow Team Room reveal Mackintosh as the European counterpart to Frank Lloyd Wright. Born in 1864 near Glasgow, Scotland, Charles Rennie Mackintosh decided at the early age of 16 on architecture as a career.
During his career, the city of Glasgow's buildings, furniture, and art would be changed by the impact of Mackintosh's creative style. Nearly all of his creations (including his most famous architectural design, the Glasgow School of Art), would be in and around Glasgow. Many of the Mackintosh pieces available from Bauhaus2YourHouse were originally designed for Tea Rooms throughout the city of Glasgow.
The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Willow Chair is an upholstered settee is constructed in ashwood with a curved back and has storage below seat. The Willow Chai is hand constructed from ash and finished in black lacquer.
Manufactured in Italy.
Dimensions: H 47" D 17 1/4" W 36 1/4"
Materials: Upholstered settee in black painted ashwood with curved back and storage below seat. Seat pad upholstered with leather or fabric.