78 Derngate, an unpretentious mid terrace house in Northampton was Charles Rennie Mackintosh's final major commission; his visionary patron, Northampton model engineer, W.J Bassett-Lowke.
'It is the only place in the world where Mackintosh's mature architectural and interior style can be seen in their original setting. As such, the house has drawn many thousands of visitors from around the globe. Now you can follow in their footsteps and see this unique work from one of Britain's most influential and celebrated designers.'
We were engaged to undertake the initial investigation into the decorated finishes and then to recreate them authentically and accurately. This involved researching, drawing and cutting stencils from Mackintosh's original designs , extrapolating the original colours and following his detailed instructions . The results were extraordinary, a tiny room made vast by the use of black, and sophisticated checkerboard designs taken up the wall and into the ceiling. Elsewhere we were able to pioneer digital techniques to reconstruct the ' tapestry' paper in the Dining Room and mosaic panel sin the bathroom.http://www.78derngate.org.uk