Friday, 18 March 2016

Tibor Reich

Visited the Tibor Reich exhibition at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, recently. I really enjoyed the mid-century imagery on display created by Reich who is credited with being one of the designers responsible for modernising textiles in this country. Reich was of Hungarian origin, and trained in Vienna before moving to Britain in the 1930s and setting up his own successful design company - Tibor Ltd whose designs introduced a much needed shot of colour to a grey, post-war Britain. Some lovely examples of the colours, graphic styling and ceramics below.

Complementing the Tibor Reich exhibition beautifully is Wallpaper, a show featuring highlights from the Whitworth's collection of mid-century wallpapers which includes designs by Lucienne Day among others. Some of my favourites were snapped below. The display runs until September.

I found this short film of Reich explaining his inspiration and design process on YouTube. Enjoy!

Tibor Reich
until August 2016
Whitworth Art Gallery
Oxford Road