An outstanding collection of Art Nouveau design tucked away in Glasgow southside.

Interior of Millar & Lang Building,

This evening, I am posting images and information on the former Millar & Laing building located in the Pollokshields district of Glasgow, Scotland, the interior of which contains a true 'hidden gem' of fine and exceptionally complete Art Nouveau office interiors on the first floor.

Summary information on the building:
  • Designed in 1902 by D.B.Dobson.
  • A three-story, ashlar fronted building.
  • Front designed in style of top Glasgow architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh
To the casual visitor there are few indications from the exterior of what appears to be a nondescript building situated in a mixed area although a careful examination will result in a few clues as manifested by carvings and a statue.

However, on gaining access to the interior, the visitor is presented with a visual feast of richly embellished and imaginatively designed stained glass complemented by elaborate and exotic carvings of dragons. The stained glass images mainly comprise nautical scenes.

Millar and Laing were art publishers and the decor was probably designed to impress visiting clients.

This building has, deservedly, been assigned top Grade 1 heritage ranking, although it is not a visitor attraction per se. Access by appointment with tenants.

Interior decor at Millar & Lang building, Glasgow

Interior design at Millar & Laing Building, Glasgow

Interior design at Lang & Miller Building

Interior Decor at Millar & Lang Building, Glasgow

Interior design detail at Millar & Lang Building, Glasgow

Dragon Sculpture at Millar & Lang Building, Glasgow

Interior entrance at Millar & Lang Building, Glasgow

Exterior decoration at Millar & Lang & Building

Millar & Lang Building, Pollokshields


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