Charles Rennie Mackintosh, who lived from 1868 to 1928, mainly in Glasgow, led the Art Nouveau movement in Britain, which brought his love of Japanese design to a wider audience. In part, this was because of close links between the city and the Far East due to Glasgow’s famed shipyards. The recreation of the Willow Tearooms provides tourists with an excellent an opportunity to see his work up close, and Mackintosh’s legacy can also be seen at the nearby Glasgow School of Art.
Find out more about Mackintosh on our Glasgow tour. Click here for more information