Argyle chair by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Designer: Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Rachel sits oh so beautifully in a Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Argyle chair in Blade Runner (1982)

Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Argyle chair was originally designed for the Argyle Street Tea Rooms in Glasgow’s Buchanan Street. The owner, Kate Cranston, commissioned Mackintosh and the interior designer George Walton to decorate and furnish the rooms in 1897.

This high-back chair is one of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s best-known designs.

The unusual height of the chairs meant that they formed a screen around the tables.

Mackintosh used the same chairs in his own flat, which was designed by his wife, Margaret Macdonald, at 120 Mains Street, Glasgow in 1900. 

As well as Blade Runner this chair makes an appearance in The Addams Family, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Babylon 5 and Dr. Who.

We can source vintage originals and modern reproductions of this chair through the Film and Furniture interior design service. Contact [email protected] for details.

Prices vary from our varying partners from £620 for newly made chair to approx £10,000 for a set of 8 originals.

(Example Argyle chair image from one of our retail partners)