'Atomic'by Tibor Ltd, 1951

'Atomic' by Tibor LtdTibor Reich was a Hungarian designer based in Britain, and manufacturer of textiles who trained in the Textiles Department at the University of Leeds at the same time as Astbury was there inventing molecular biology. Astbury's work, and that of many of his contemporary scientists, made a considerable impression on Tibor and designers like him. This fabric, "Atomic", was produced for the 1951 Festival of Britain and came out of the Festival's Pattern Group. The work produced by this group was inspired by the new, cutting edge science of the time: X-ray crystallography.

On loan from ULITA. This fabric forms part of the Tibor Reich collection

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