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This retrospective celebrates the centenary of Tibor Reich, a pioneering post-war textile designer, who brought modernity into British textiles.
This is a past exhibition which ran from 29 January to 29 August 2016.
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.
The firm rapidly 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 at the Whitworth
Our Deputy Director, Dr Jennifer Harris discusses the Tibor Reich exhibition with Curatorial Assistant, Matt Retallick.
Tibor Reich design process
Dr Jennifer Harris discusses Tibor Reich's design process in conversation with Matt Retallick.