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MOORCROFT H 17.50 x W 13.50 x D 13.50 cm VASE (Shape No 63/7) "LIBRARY LIGHTS" (Limited Edition 25 Only This One Being The Actual Trial Piece) By Designer Emma Bossons FRSA FOR THE GLASGOW FOUR COLLECTION. R.R.P.295.00
(Whilst Moorcroft celebrated the launch of a new Mackintosh collection inspired by 78 Derngate, the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, at 78 Derngate itself, the world was awoken to find that Mackintosh’s flagship building, The Glasgow School of Art, had been devastated by a second fire. The west wing of the Glasgow School of Art accommodated the school's most famous room – the Mackintosh Library – which was constructed around a complex framework of timber posts and beams influenced by traditional Japanese architecture. Prior to the horrific fire of June 2018, the library had been painstakingly renewed from American tulip wood. Described as "one of the finest rooms in Glasgow," Emma decided that she would endeavour to recreate the wonder of this room from the cluster of electric lights that cascaded from the centre of the ceiling.
Mackintosh’s use of glass blowers to create gold, pink and purple streaky glass was to mark this room’s interior design out as his masterpiece. With skilful tubelined latticework, Emma captures the raw, modern industrial-geometrics of the ceiling light’s metalwork and softens it with Mackintosh’s subtle pinks, purples and amber infills. Sky-blue arches, reminiscent of how the huge, elongated windows that straddled the two floors would have allowed the blue skies to pour into the room, allow the spirit of the room to be resurrected within her own design.).

Hammer: £75