Mackintosh's last real commission, in 1916, was Derngate, a re-model of a Georgian house in the center of Northampton. Some of the finished interiors were stunning, and even today 100 years later look strikingly modern. He had lost none of his creativity, and with these interiors he pre-empted the coming Art Deco style by several years. Being both a tribute to & inspired by Mackintoshs' designs at Derngate, we have produced some new wardrobe designs. These draw on the furniture, colouring & patterns used in various places in Derngate. These would be very dramatic when used in a bedroom. This is about adding Mackintosh style to enjoy every day.
The idea for the furniture evolved from the living room in Derngate, with it's black painted walls & furniture. But is was the wall patterns that formed the basis for the decoration of these wardrobes. The Cubist style patterns are done in colours that form a striking contrast to the black furniture. The Cubist patterns could also be added to the side of the wardrobes as well, if you want, but we feel this might be too much. The wardrobes are quite a straight forward in design, it is the designs that make them & are labour intensive to do correctly. Needless to say this makes the robes expensive.
The robes can be supplied in many sizes, from 2 doors upwards to corner robes (shown below). The doors are kept narrower to keep the original proportions of the designs. The furniture would be finished in black, with the striking designs on the outside of the doors only. A simple black painted rectangular handle would be fitted, so it does not detract from the designs. The interiors could be fitted as you want. Made to order. This furniture is all bespoke made, we don't give out sizes until we've agreed a spec. with a customer.
Corner robes give you some more planning flexibility when a straight run might not make the best use of space. We can design most corner options to give you the most choice. You can have a L shape corner, or equal number of doors corner, both with a 90 degree corner. Or we can do an angled door corner robe, with 1 or 2 doors - the angles echo the angles in the designs.
The above 4 designs show how we could vary the look of the door designs, along the top edge. It's really about how we crop the design at the top & what you prefer.