The textile designs of former Edinburgh College of Art graduate Lana MacKinnon have recently been unearthed, and thanks to the hard work of her son, Nicholas Gilmour, they've been recreated for the 21st century.
MacKinnon graduated in 1945, her final degree show bought up by Cresta Silks. The following year her worked featured in the V&A's 'Britain Can Make It' exhibition, celebrating postwar design and pioneering the home of the future. A contemporary of Lucienne Day and Terence Conran, MacKinnon continued to design until her early death age 44. Although a definite name on the Scottish scene at the time, her designs had since been forgotten until now.

MacKinnon's designs have been sensitively reproduced onto thick cotton/linen-mix fabric using traditional methods, and made into generously sized cushion covers (50x50cm). Concrete Wardrobe are proud to be the exclusive Scottish retailer of these beautiful cushions. Testament to the adage that good design doesn't go out of style, they are in fact the perfect anti-recession pick me up. Her fresh and hopeful post war palette was as spot on then as it is now, and her quirky, informal designs do not fail to delight and inspire. It is very exciting and poignant to see these pieces of design history reproduced for our time. 
Cushion cover with duck feather pad £80 each.

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