Rediscover the lost world of Lana's postwar design classics.
Lana MacKinnon is a forgotten star of the postwar British design zeitgeist. Part of the arts and crafts set, MacKinnon was a cherished texile designer of her time which led her to be a hit in the '40s and 50s, her quirky and engaging style led her to work with design greats such as Patrick Heron and Graham Sutherland. She went on to enjoy commissions for the V&A'S celebrated 1946 'Britain Can Make It' exhibition as well as for the prestigious "Festival of Britain".
Born in 1920s Scotland, it was Lana's early travels to Scandinavia and then Paris that established her signature style.
The world was robbed of her talent when she died at the age of only 44.
It has taken Lana's family years to research her archive and, in collaboration with Glasgow School of Art, have recently helped remaster her finest designs so they can be available to new audiences. It is unusual to find such beautiful examples of postwar design which haven't already enjoyed years of exposure. Already featured in the likes of Elle Decoration and Homes and Antiques, expect to see a lot more of Lana from now on.
Publisher: Lara Mackinnon Designs
Publication Date: December 2015