Glasgow Guild Moorish Window


The Glasgow Guild presents the Moorish Window, showcasing the latest collection from Backhausen Vienna. These are inspired by Islamic design and particularly the cosmopolitan Moorish culture which at one point led the world in arts and sciences, particularly mathematics and astronomy. These designs are based on Euclidean geometry, part of the ancient Greek civilisation that this Moorish culture translated and saved; an integral link between the ancient western world and European renaissance.


Images of the Moorish window at our shop in West Graham Street can be seen here or by clicking " Window Display"in the golden menu above.


We also restored a 1901 Glasgow chaise longue by the Co-operative Society, Shieldhall, which can be seen in the Furniture For Sale and Behind The Scenes.


A range of cushions from the collection are available to view here.


The complete range of fabrics from Backhausen's Moorish Collection can be seen here.


Incidentally, the new owner of Backhausen, Dr Louise Kiesling will be giving a talk on the history of the company, particularly the seminal period of the Wiener Werkstätte, when the company worked with the Viennese Succession designers such as Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, Josef Frank, Otto Prutscher, Otto Wagner, Erika von Trauschenfels et al. We have an extensive collection of these designer's fabrics which are available at the Glasgow Guild.


The talk will take place in our workshop at 265 Renfrew Street, on September the 15th at 7:30pm as part of Doors Open Day. No tickets are required. Further information on this speaker can be seen here.


We previously featured the Josef Hoffmann collection from Backhausen in our window, which is available to see here.


You can see last years 2 Doors Open Day talks here.

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