Tibor Reich was one of Britain's most pioneering post-war textile designers. Tibor Ltd made its name by providing cutting-edge designs that were popular with both the public and featured in now infamous projects including The Festival of Britain, Concorde, Royal Yacht Britannia and Coventry Cathedral to name but a few.
The ceramics from the Tigo wear range as seen for sale here, were originally designed in 1953 as props for use in trade shows to show off Reich's revolutionary textiles. They became immensely popular almost instantly and were produced worldwide by Denby from 1955-60.
Unique in style and extremely sophisticated, this range had flashes of gentle humour that were inspired by Hungarian folk art with pieces ranging from utilitarian to sculptural. The expressive curved lines were enhanced by the beautiful quality black, lightly textured, matt-glazed surfaces. This was then scratched using the scraffito technique to expose the white earthenware body beneath.
Beautifully tactile in both design and texture these stunning pieces have become quite rare and extremely collectable, and it's not hard to see why!
In general good condition with some light surface wear and some discolouring to the white stripes, commensurate with age.
Measures approximately 24cm tall, 24cm long spout to handle and 12cm wide.