Loewe’s strange tribute to Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Loewe x Mackintosh - This capsule collection may leave the fans of the famed "Glasgow Four" a bit puzzled... To mark the visionary designer and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh's 150 birthday - and following the dramatic fire that destroyed his masterpiece, the Glasgow School of Art-, Loewe has just unveiled a tribute collection. Jonathan Anderson, the artistic director of the renowned Spanish luxury brand, has widely spoken about his fascination with the arts and crafts movement, himself an avid collector of works by William Morris and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. But as much as one can admire Ms Cranston's tearoom rose pattern, was it necessary to design an all-over patterned garment? Yes, it looks awkward. Likewise, Mackintosh's most famous geometrical patterns have been used very literally, leaving no space for re-interpretation whatsoever. Glaswegians coined a term that could apply to those: "Mockintosheries". (...)

Masters of Design: maîtres aux enchères, Philips

La maison de ventes Philips de Pury & Company a réuni de rares pièces de designers comme Line Vautrin, Jean Prouvé, Max Ingrand, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Jean Royère, Serge Mouille ou Piero Fornasetti pour la vente aux enchères "Masters of Design" (les "maîtres du design"). Philips de Pury & Company auction house gathered a selection of rare 50 pieces by such designers as Line Vautrin, Jean Prouvé, Max Ingrand, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Jean Royère, Serge Mouille or Piero Fornasetti for their "Masters of Design" auction in New York.

Du design & des enfants: Century of the child, growing by design 1900-2000

Un siècle de design pour les enfants : à New York, le MoMA propose une inédite rétrospective de l'incursion du design dans l'univers de l'enfance au cours du 20e siècle - paradigme de la pensée progressive des designers. Le voyage fantastique débute avec l'ouvrage de la suédoise Ellen Key (théoricienne de la société qui prônait une réforme par le design), "Century of the Child", et remonte graduellement jusqu'à l'époque récente (LEGO, figurines Star Wars et autres ordinateurs portables pour les enfants). Plus de 500 objets (jouets et jeux, produits liés à la santé, mobilier, livres...) racontent l'histoire, illustrée d'objets parfois créés par des designers mythiques tels Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Marcel Breuer, Alvar Aalto, Alma Siedhoff, Gerrit Rietveld, El Lissitzky, ou Isamu Noguchi (plus d'images ci-après). A whole century of kids' design: in New York, the MoMA displays an extensive survey of 20th Century design for children -  a production that doubles as a paradigm for progressive design thinking. This mesmerizing journey  starts with Swedish design reformer and social theorist Ellen Key’s book Century of the Child, unfolding towards nowadays (think LEGO bricks, laptops, Star Wars artefacts); over 500 items (small objects, toys and games, health and therapeutic products, furniture, books) tell the story, sometimes designed by such mythical figures such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Marcel Breuer, Alvar Aalto, Alma Siedhoff, Gerrit Rietveld, El Lissitzky, or Isamu Noguchi (more pictures after the jump).