A suite of furniture designed by the world-famous Glasgow-born architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh has returned ‘home’ to Bath 100 years after it first arrived in the city.
Designed for the family home of Bath-based businessman and engineer Sidney Horstmann, the bedroom suite, which arrived in the city in 1917, has been recreated – in part – in the Museum of Bath at Work in an exhibition ‘ A Bedroom in Bath: C R Mackintosh and Sidney Horstmann’ that will run untilf October 2017.
The bedroom suite was designed especially for Sidney Horstmann’s home on the Upper Bristol Road in 1917 and featured a unique decorative scheme of painted friezes around the walls.
The room has been recreated at the Museum of Bath at Work and allows, in a scaled – down space, for the furniture to be displayed with the decoration which has been copied from Mackintosh’s original drawings.
The furniture is being borrowed from the Victoria and Albert Museum and the decoration completed with assistance from Bath Spa University.
Bath Newseum called in – before the opening – to see Dr Trevor Turpin, Chairman of the Museum Board, who is curating the exhibition.