Post War British aims to present reference and ephemera – mostly related to 1950’s and 60’s British Lighting design, with occasional touches of Art, Culture and Music.

With a particular fondness for the work of architect husband and wife team – John and Sylvia Reid, we hope you will find the PWB site of interest.

Over the years we have been very lucky to connect with a small number of like-minded collectors. If you too love British Lighting and have info to share, or ‘tales of the hunt’ – please get in touch.

Unless otherwise indicated – all photos are by PWB, and scanned materials are from the PWB collection.

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(June 2020)

I first met artist and master collector Graeme Brooks around 10 years ago, when we had a little deal involving an early Brian Willsher lamp base sculpture and a twin shade Forrest Modern floor lamp. Since then – whenever we’ve been in touch over the years – GB’s appetite for collecting + dedication to in-depth research has never ceased to amaze me, and after a long overdue catch up on the phone (Nov. 2019) I proposed the idea of a ‘short’ Q&A piece for PWB. What followed over the next 6 months was an incredibly honest, and truly revealing, series of written pieces that I’m proud to be able share alongside images from GB’s personal archive.

“I’m enjoying trying to put all this mad shit into some kind of ordered chaos, it’s a very therapeutic and valuable exercise which I have always thought and talked about but never written down before.”

All images and text are featured courtesy of Graeme Brooks with sincere thanks.


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