Hill House Chair by Charles Rennie Makintosh

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The Ladder-back chair - formally known as the ‘Hill House Chair’ - was created for the primary bedroom of a house Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed in 1903. With a towering linear slat back made of solid stained ash wood, the chair is lightweight in construction and structurally sound. A perfect example of the arts and crafts design movement, and Mackintosh’s love for challenging design construction.

This example features a newly upholstered seat of grey velvet.

16"W - 14"D - 55.5"H

seat: 18.5"H

ashwood, fabric


Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Scottish, 1868-1928

At the turn of the 20th century, Scottish architect, designer and painter, Charles Rennie Mackintosh created 

a singular, wholly original design style that was both lyrical and sleekly modern. Mackintosh — frequently 

working in collaboration with his wife, the artist Margaret Macdonald — invented an aesthetic that blends 

the organic flow of the Art Nouveau style and the honest simplicity of the English Arts & Crafts movement. 

Although an architect working with colossal and hard materials, he typically brought intimacy and 

softness to all that he designed and built.

His work on private homes and tearooms generated the furniture designs for which Mackintosh is best known today. These include the Hill House chair, with its latticed back; the Argyle Street Tea Room chair, which features an oval head rail with a cutout that resembles a bird in flight; and several others — all instantly recognizable for their stunning tall backs.

Condition: Vintage