Robert Welch Designs Ltd

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  • Lower High Street
  • GL55 6DY Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Founded in 1955 by Robert Welch, Robert Welch Designs is a family run business based at Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds, UK. From his studio and workshop, Robert Welch went on to establish himself as one of Britain’s leading 20th century designers. In 1957 he was commissioned to design all the cutlery and tableware for the new ocean liner, the SS Oriana, and by the 1980s the tables of several British Embassies were laid up with Robert Welch designs. For the last twenty years his son and daughter – Rupert Welch and Alice Welch – have expanded the business to supply customers, retailers and HORECA customers with a multi award-winning dining, kitchen and living collection of international renown.  Today the company’s products can be found around the world in leading department stores, on the tables of top restaurants, in the rooms of 5-star hotels.

Robert Welch Designs are the proud recipients of both the 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade and the 2017 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation.

The Robert Welch Way

When Robert Welch left the Royal College of Art in 1955, he set up with just his drawing board and a camp bed in a little rented room in a disused workshop in the 18th century Silk Mill at Chipping Campden in the English Cotswold Hills. It was an inauspicious start for a man whose strong design principles would make him an MBE and a Royal Designer for Industry. Robert Welch’s passion to create beautiful, functional, timeless products remains rooted in the company’s design DNA, ensuring his memory lives on and that every new product continues to be ‘Designed the Robert Welch Way’.

The Robert Welch Design Studio

From the design studio in Chipping Campden, the Robert Welch design team work from a brief outlining all aesthetic, ergonomic and functional requirements. The designers sketch out the initial concept, develop 3D models and fine-tune the look and feel of the design to an optimum level. From the final design sign-off, the Designers will keep a close eye on the entire manufacturing process through to the delivered product.

Dedicated ranges can be designed for exclusive use to a brief for the ultimate in a statement range. Additional bespoke services include adding engraved logos or text, silver plating, gold plating or a tumbled effect. All bespoke services are dependent on minimum order quantities and other criteria. Please contact us for more details.

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Robert Welch Designs is a family run British design company supplying cutlery, tableware, hollowware and kitchenware to retail and HORECA customers and distributors globally.

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Robert Welch Cutlery

As the first point of contact between diner and food, the comfort and feel of the cutlery can...

Robert Welch Designs Ltd Lower High Street GL55 6DY Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland +44 1386 840880 alice@welch.co.uk

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Signature Kitchen Collection

Designed with the same attention to form and function as the award-winning Signature knives, the...

Robert Welch Designs Ltd Lower High Street GL55 6DY Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland +44 1386 840880 alice@welch.co.uk

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Radford Cutlery

The Radford collection is perhaps the most classic of the Robert Welch designs – and the most...

Robert Welch Designs Ltd Lower High Street GL55 6DY Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland +44 1386 840880 alice@welch.co.uk

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The Drift Collection

A versatile collection of graceful and practical hollowware and table top designs. The Drift...

Robert Welch Designs Ltd Lower High Street GL55 6DY Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland +44 1386 840880 alice@welch.co.uk

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Signature Knives and Block Sets

Designed in Britain and sold around the world, the Signature knife range has received multiple...

Robert Welch Designs Ltd Lower High Street GL55 6DY Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland +44 1386 840880 alice@welch.co.uk

Exhibitor at the following trade fair

Ambiente 2018

09.02.2018 - 13.02.2018 Hall: 4.0 Stand: E 55