If you like Art Nouveau and are a fan of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the centenary exhibition at the only house he designed in England, 78 Derngate, Northampton, runs until 29th April and is well worth a visit.
It is exactly 100 years since the newly married Mr and Mrs Bassett-Lowke moved into their “charming and up-to-date miniature residence” – no 78 Derngate, Northampton. It had been designed and re-modelled for them by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Scottish architect and designer who was so influential in European Art Nouveau. The house was a stunning showcase for the architect’s avant-garde designs – all the more impressive given the challenging backdrop of The First World War. It was his last major architectural project.