About Duille

We’re in Northampton and we’re inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Northampton, England is one of the United Kingdom’s historical centres for manufacturing and design. It is also home to the only house in England designed by Mackintosh – 78 Derngate. A long association with this house, a love for Mackintosh’s work and perspective on design have lead to Duille. ( ‘Leaf’ in Gaelic – pronunciation: “dweeluh” ). Duille is an independent design studio established to make available works that bear the marks of the maker and celebrate beauty. Something to enjoy.

In 1902 Mackintosh gave a lecture, ‘Seemliness’ in Glasgow. Aged then 34, he gave a glimpse of his personal philosophy:

Art is the Flower – Life is the Green Leaf.

Let every artist strive to make his flower a beautiful living thing, something that will convince the world that there may be, there are, things more precious more beautiful – more lasting than life itself…

you must offer real, living – beautifully coloured flowers – flowers that grow from, but above, the green leaf – flowers that are not dead – are not dying – not artificial – real flowers springing from your own soul – not even cut flowers – You must offer the flowers of the art that is in you – the symbols of all that is noble – and beautiful – and inspiring – flowers that will often change a colourless leaf – into an established and thoughtful thing.

We’re proud to be Patrons of The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society.
Established 50 years ago to promote, encourage awareness, save threatened buildings and protect the Mackintosh legacy for future generations.
Please Join the Society and support this vital work.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society

Contact Us


For trade and wholesale enquiries please click here

Or call us on: (+44)(0) 20 8133 5229

Duille, St James Studio, Northampton, NN5 5DR.

Business hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm

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