Art Nouveau Lighting, Charles Rennie Mackintosh Style Lights Page 3 of 4

Much like the Arts and Crafts lighting that came before, Art Nouveau lighting also aimed to show that light fittings could not only be functional but beautiful too. Art Nouveau lighting was a more decorative style inspired by nature - the use of natural forms, including stylised floral motifs, leaf prints and animal forms. New techniques for colouring and acid etching glass, developed during this period, enabled stained glass to be used to create magnificent shades for use on Art Nouveau table lamps, ceiling lights and wall lights. In America this style was referred to as 'Tiffany Style', after glass maker Louis Comfort Tiffany. Here in the UK, Art Nouveau was sometimes called the 'Glasgow Style' after Scottish designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh who was hugely influential during the Art Nouveau period.

 

 

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