Some precious Mac relics and part of rebuilt library are safe

Glasgow School of Art, by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, pictured in 2005

More details emerge on what has been lost and saved from fire

The decorative carvings for the Mac’s rebuilt library and some of the original Mackintosh furniture were still in storage awaiting installation at the time of Friday’s fire, it has emerged.

The decorative carvings were created by craftsmen to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s original designs after the library was destroyed by the 2014 fire.

The structure of the rebuilt library had already been installed and has been lost. But quite a few original Mackintosh items have survived, including some furniture, the clock faces that survived the 2014 fire and all the works on paper, the school told BD.

This content is available to Registered users

You are not currently logged in.

LOGIN or REGISTER to access this story

LOGIN or REGISTER for free access on selected stories and sign up for email alerts.

Take out a subscription to BD and you will get immediate access to:

  • Up to the minute architecture news from around the UK
  • Reviews of the latest buildings from all corners of the world
  • Our monthly digital edition including stunning photos, building and technical studies
  • Full access to all our online archives
  • PLUS you will receive a print copy of WA100 when it is published in January

Get access to premium content subscribe today