Cassina Hill house 1 292

By Charles R. Mackintosh

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Ladderback chair, ashwood frame stained black. Seat upholstered in a special fabric, either lavender and oil green.

The Hill House chair combines figurative and symbolic ideals with a linear geometry, no doubt inspired by the abstract graphics of Japanese design. It is more than a mere chair in that it illustrates Mackintosh’s articulation of space with its high back and rows of horizontal bars, topped with a grid: with slats and straight poles crossed together to create a resistant frame.