Inspirational Designs

From the brilliant Bauhaus to Mackintosh classics. There are a number of inspiring pieces of design in our collection at National Museums Scotland…
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Tea set
Tea set designed by Walter Gropius and Louis A. McMillen of The Architects Collaborative (TAC) and Katherine de Sousa in 1968: German, Bavaria, Selb, Rosenthal Factory, 1977
Porcelain teapot, with strainer and cover, from a tea set designed by Walter Gropius and Louis A. McMillen of The Architects Collaborative (TAC) and Katherine de Sousa in 1968: German, Bavaria, Selb, Rosenthal Factory, 1977

Bauhaus Designs

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Dark-stained oak armchair with panelled sides, pierced with a flying bird motif, and a drop-in seat of woven rush covered with chequered horsehair. From the Argyle Street Tearooms, Glasgow, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1898. Made at the workshop of Francis Smith, Glasgow, 1898-99. Probably used in the ground floor rooms.
Corner settle, right hand section, from a fireplace with corner settle of white painted wood, from Dunglass Castle, Dunbartonshire, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow, 1900
White painted oak bookcase with leaded glass doors in three sections, and with a single top shelf, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for the Library at Dunglass Castle, Bowling, Dunbartonshire, 1900

Mackintosh Style

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Blå Kant (Blue Line) teapot designed by Grethe Meyer. Named for the fine blue line that runs along the edges of the light grey faience, and received the inaugural Danish Industrial Design Prize (ID) in 1965. #Design #Ceramics #Nordic #Modernist
Silver and amethysts bracelet by Barbara Cartlidge, c.1968, London © Barbara Cartlidge
OLE mug and platter, Designed by Ole Jensen for Royal Copenhagen, Denmark, 1997. #Design #Ceramics #Nordic #Modernist

Modernist Design

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Circular table of chromium-plated steel with glass top and mirror glass shelf with plant pot suspended from shelf, designed by Betty Joel for Mr and Mrs John Colville of Auchengray House, Lanarkshire, made by Betty Joel Ltd, Portsmouth, 1935.
Richly carved oak cabinet with male and female heads on the door panels, from Priory, Pittenweem, Fife, early 17th century.
Buffet with quatred walnut veneered top, from a dining room suite by Whytock and Reid, Edinburgh, used in the house of W. McTaggart, 4 Drummond Place, Edinburgh.

Vintage Furniture

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Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland.
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland.
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland.

Grammar of Ornament

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Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland. Miniature, Fresco, Grammar, Mandalas, Illuminated Manuscript, Book Art, Global Art, Islamic Art Pattern, National Museum
Owen Jones' Grammar of Ornament (1856)
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland.
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland. Museums, Pattern Designs, Ornament, Art, Design, Alphabet, Illuminated Letters, Celtic
Owen Jones' Grammar of Ornament (1856)
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland.
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland. Architecture, Masterpiece, Principles, Textiles
Owen Jones' Grammar of Ornament (1856)
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland.
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland. Flora, Illustrators, Nature, Summer, Irish Blessing, Owen Jones
Owen Jones' Grammar of Ornament (1856)
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland.
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland. Graphic Design, Jones
Owen Jones' Grammar of Ornament (1856)
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland.
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland. Crystal Palace Fc, Painting & Drawing
Owen Jones' Grammar of Ornament (1856)
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland.
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland. Glory, Pattern Design
Owen Jones' Grammar of Ornament (1856)
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland.
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland. Art Deco, Ornaments, Wright
Owen Jones' Grammar of Ornament (1856)
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland.
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland. Ancient Greece, Lithography
Owen Jones' Grammar of Ornament (1856)
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland.
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland. London, Anglo Saxon, Antiques, Décor, Gallery Wall, Antique Prints, Decor
Owen Jones' Grammar of Ornament (1856)
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland.
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland. Decoration, China, Oriental, Decoupage, Framed Prints
Owen Jones' Grammar of Ornament (1856)
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland.
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland. Punch, Art Nouveau, Ideas
Owen Jones' Grammar of Ornament (1856)
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland.
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland.
Owen Jones' Grammar of Ornament (1856)
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland.
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland. Vintage, Lithograph, Graphic Design Books, Chromolithograph, Chinese Patterns, Prints
Owen Jones' Grammar of Ornament (1856)
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland.
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland. Jacobean, Books, Textile Prints, Border Design
Owen Jones' Grammar of Ornament (1856)
Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones (1856). National Museum of Scotland.