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

The Marley Tile Co.

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John (and Sylvia) Reid’s Forrest Modern range (1952) got a lot of advertisement ‘by association’ in the early 50’s.
Featured here in an advert for The Marley Tile Company Ltd. (furniture and accessories from Liberty of Regent St.) alongside Bernard Schottlander’s Wall-light S8. Whilst Schottlander’s Bat S4 table / wall lamp (from 1950/51) lights a muted parlour in the Marleychrome advert below.


Guest Hunt 1

Liberty x Forrest Modern

George Forrest & Son Ltd.