A retrospective exhibition now showing at The Whitworth Gallery in Manchester, celebrates the centenary of Tibor Reich, a post-war textile designer, whose pioneering approach brought modernity, colour and innovative textures into British textiles.
Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1916, Reich studied architecture and textiles in Vienna before moving to Britain in 1937. In 1946 he set up Tibor Ltd, introducing bright new colours and textures into the drab interiors of post-war Britain.
His textile company gained an international reputation working on commissions for the Festival of Britain, Expo ‘58 and Concorde.
The exhibition explores the ideas behind his innovative textiles, photography, ceramics and drawings.
Tibor Reich Exhibition: Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Exhibition from: 29 January - August 2016
For more information about the influence of Tibor Reich: http://bit.ly/1PMqFqx
Also - definitely worth catching the Paul Strand Photography & Film Exhibition at the V & A Museum if you happening to be visiting London.
'Paul Strand was one of the greatest and most influential photographers of the 20th century whose images have defined the way fine art and documentary photography is understood and practiced today."
"These prints are not just images, but carefully nurtured objects."
Ben Luke, Evening Standard