THE HILL HOUSE IN HELENSBURGH FROM ON HIGH

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Work in progress. The Hill House in Helensburgh, magical piece of architecture by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and treasured piece of Scottish heritage, has been placed under wraps for renovations and repairs. Preservation is the key word here for this house high on the hill overlooking the Firth of Clyde. It was once owned by the Blackie publishing family. Now lovingly looked after by the National Trust for Scotland. hillhouse 1.jpg 2The Hill House  has a new visual identity. Inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s ladder-back chair and his use of geometry, this design will feature on signage, retail products and even the crockery in the National Trust’s café, which is being incorporated into the property. Mackintosh memorabilia in the form of jewellery and souvenirs of visits to The Hill House is being introduced.  Beth Scott said: “This is beautiful.” The new design has gone down well with the public, who are dismayed by the destruction caused by the fire which destroyed the Art School in Glasgow .

 

 

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