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

Lights at all levels

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House & Garden lighting feature from Sept. ’59, including a rare press inclusion for the Drum floor lamp by J&S Reid for Rotaflex. (The shade wrongly described as ‘perforated aluminium’ in the DATA (#23), and sketched with a generic looking circular base for the numbered visual key.) Other notable British makers included in this article are: George Forrest (#9), Merchant Adventurers (#15), Troughton and Young (#16), Atlas Lighting (#17), Cone Lighting (#18 / 27), Hiscock & Appleby (#19) and Falk Stadelmann (#20).
T101 (#26) is a later edition by Rotaflex of the 1951 ‘MoMA Award Lamp’ by Robert Gage, here wrongly attributed as ‘designed by Pierre Disderot‘ !


Disderot Q&A

Rotaflex, Conduit St. 1958

The Exciting Lighting

Jim Johnson / Rotaflex