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.

Post War British.
est. 2019

J&S Reid exhibition

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Margaret Howell press release:

Highlighting John and Sylvia Reid’s pioneering 1950s and 60s Modernist furniture designs, an exhibition opens this month at Margaret Howell’s flagship London store.
Rotaflex lighting, S-range furniture and archival catalogues are the focus of the exhibit, which showcases the elegant practicality of the Reids’ designs.
Widely known for their lighting designs, Howell herself comments that “one feels that the Reids could successfully design almost anything if they set their minds to it”.

John and Sylvia Reid: Pioneers of Modern Design at Margaret Howell
34 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2RS: October 12 – November 3, 2019


Jim Johnson / Rotaflex

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