At Birmingham City University in the spring, they put on an exhibition of Tibor Reich born 1 October, 1916 – 3 February, 1996.  He was one of Britain’s pioneering post-war textile designers. His company, Tibor Ltd., made its name by providing cutting-edge designs that were popular with both the public and featured in key post-war projects including The Festival of Britain, Concorde, Royal Yacht Britannia, Coventry Cathedral, Clarence House and QE2. Reich was awarded a Design Council Award in 1957 and a Textile Institute Medal in 1973.

Early Life/University

Born in Budapest in 1916, Tibor Reich was from a family of wealthy Jewish textile industrialists. Encouraged by his father he drew prodigiously from a young age. In 1933 he left Budapest to study textile design and architecture in Vienna, where he was influenced by the legacy of the Wiener Werkstätte and the Bauhaus. With the rise of Nazism in 1937 Reich emigrated to Britain to study textiles at Leeds University.Then the world’s leading centre for textile technology, science and woven design Reich excelled and achieved a first-class result in the City and Guilds Institute examination in Woollen and Worsted Weaving. It was here that he learnt to experiment and was awarded a Diploma in Textile Industries in September 1941, following the submission of a thesis entitled ‘The Economical Production of Novelty Fabrics’. After graduating from Leeds, Reich went to work for Tootals of Bolton, but left after a year.

THE grandson of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated textile designers is relaunching his grandad’s iconic ‘Tibor’ brand 35 years after work stopped at Clifford Mill.Sam Reich, from Avenue Road, Stratford, is just 22-years-old and was only five when his Hungarian grandfather Tibor Reich—a pioneer in post-war fabric design—died in 1996.But Sam’s love for history and his passion for art and design have encouraged him to dust off the drapes, and fetch back the fabrics.
These are some of his pieces that I especially liked.  These three women were on walls and about 4-5 feet high.

                                       Tibor’s Fabric designs


                       This is a picture of the interior of his house.


                             His interior designs for his house


Tibor’s Women in Black and White


           Woman done in multi colours and in the Picasso Style


                                      His Abstract Patterns


His Women and Faces which were done on brown paper using bits of white tape.


                                                Still Life


I am going to analyse these images and try to re-do them in my own style.

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