Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). This extremely versatile Scottish artist played a prominent role in the Arts and Crafts movement in Great Britain and his name became synonymous with the independent Northern European version of Art Nouveau. Mackintosh can be interpreted as a decorative orientated architect who drew his inspiration from symbolism and the art of fine Japanese drawing. He developed his very own linear-decorative style with a recognisable use of colours. It was these elements that made his interior designs become world famous and unforgettable.