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Studio: international art — 16.1899

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Mr. Baillie Scoffs Furniture and Decoration

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ECORATION AND FURNI-
TURE FOR THE NEW
PALACE, DARMSTADT. BY
M. H. BAILLIE SCOTT.

DESIGNED BY M. H. BAILLIE SCOTT

In considering the decoration and furnishing of
the room which is here illustrated, one is met by a
difficulty which necessarily confronts the artist who
is the showman of his own wares and which makes
it impossible for him to speak unreservedly about
them. Modesty forbids he should point out their
merits, and it is not altogether expedient that he
should enlarge on their defects. It is therefore
with a feeling of relief that one turns to consider
the designs for electric-light fittings designed by
Mr. Ashbee, and made under his supervision at
Essex House. Inasmuch as they deal with prob-
lems which are entirely modern, it will be well to
note with what an open mind the new conditions

have been studied. In the solution of modern C0P1'ER HOOD 0F mEPLAtfe
problems it is too often the custom to alter and
adapt some traditional analogous form to meet the

new requirements, and so the gas bracket or long banished from the products of the modern
chandelier is taken as a model for an etectric-light workshop, and, above all, the evidence of work done
fitting, for which it is totally unsuited. An electric under human conditions and in the true artist
light may be hung from a wire. spirit.

That is the new and unique condition on which It might, indeed, be safely predicated of these
these designs are based, and they are all logical fittings as well as of the various articles of furniture
developments of that. They are executed in illustrated here, that they have afforded a keen
pierced and repousse copper, with enamels in bluey- pleasure to designer and workman, and it may
greens. In their design one recognises that dainty be noted that not a little of the gratification
refinement which belongs to all Mr. Ashbee's felt by a possessor of a piece of such craftsman-
work, and in their workmanship one welcomes ship is due to the recognition of and sympathy
again the marks of the hammer and the punch so with the pleasure of the workman expressed in his

work. It is this human

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the decoration and furni-

FIRE-BASKET AND DOGS DESIGNED BY M. H. BAILLIE SCOTT tUre Of rOOmS which are

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