It was at his classes at The Glasgow School of Art that he met his future wife Margaret Macdonald, her sister Frances Macdonald and Herbert MacNair who was also a fellow apprentice with Mackintosh at Honeyman and Keppie. Herbert and Frances would also marry. These close companions later became known as the collaborative group ‘The Four’, prominent members of The ‘Glasgow School’ movement.
While practising architecture, Mackintosh developed his own unique style. He took his inspiration from our Scottish traditions and fused them with floral inspired decorative motifs, Art Nouveau and the simplicity of Japanese art.
The project that helped make his international name was his design of The Glasgow School of Art (1897-1909). Mackintosh has become one of the most celebrated architects of his generation and many of his furniture designs have become design icons world-wide.
His works are exhibited in leading international Museums and Art Galleries.