Charles Rennie Mackintosh

In November last year we spent a few days in Glasgow, looking for inspiration for new products and air bricks in listed buildings and period properties. Throughout the city are hundreds and hundreds of wonderful buildings and it wasn’t too long before we stumbled upon the works of the world renowned architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

We visited many of his properties including “The Lighthouse”, “Glasgow School of Art” and of course “Willow Tea Rooms” which were all very inspiring but none more so than the latter. For it was in the tea rooms that we came across a fabulous semi circular chair, a copy perhaps but certainly a chair designed by Mackintosh (shown middle photograph above) . The design is very simple but beautifully elegant with its symmetrical square and every increasing slot design.

The Willow Tea Room chair is the inspiration behind our newest and most elegant cast iron creation – a high air flow 9×6 inch cast iron air brick with over 20,000mm2 of free area. This air brick will undoubtedly suit ventilating high end building projects and is particularly suitable for inclusion in homes of discerning clients with a keen eye for design and symmetry .

The Mackintosh 9×6 (item code CRM6) air brick will be available soon from here