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

Lamps on film

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Short film featuring a selection of lamps included as part of the 2019 exhibition – John and Sylvia Reid: Pioneers of Modern Design, at Margaret Howell in London.

Camera + edit by Arlen Figgis, with musical guidance (as always:) by Joel Martin.

With special thanks to Jo Barber, Matt Leech and Richard Craig at MH.