12.02.2016 - 16.02.2016 — Hall: 4.0 Stand: E 55
British designers and suppliers of modern cutlery, tableware and kitchenware for over 60 years.
Robert Welch, company founder and father to Alice and Rupert, left the Royal College of Art in 1955 and set up a workshop in the beautiful Cotswold town of Chipping Campden. Since then every single Robert Welch product has been designed in the Old Silk Mill by the in-house design team.
Robert, who passed away in 2000, was an inspirational designer who believed that everyone should be able to use beautifully designed pieces in everyday life. From the start, he designed highly functional and affordable products which possessed a timeless elegant beauty. The same design principles are applied to today’s product ranges, embracing Robert’s design legacy and bringing a sense of continuity and history to the modern company.
The Robert Welch team are fortunate enough to still be working in the same building where it all began 60 years ago. The Old Silk Mill is a unique working environment in a stunning part of the world and today’s design team takes a great deal of inspiration from the natural world at their fingertips. A close-knit team enjoys the benefits of working in a family-run business with a truly global outlook.
In the early 1990s, Robert’s daughter Alice and son Rupert were invited to join his small team and help drive the company onwards. Over 20 years later, the pair still manage Robert Welch Designs, working with their team to produce a growing collection of award-winning products.
Robert Welch Designs is now an internationally renowned brand with an extensive range of products including award-winning Signature kitchen knives and over 30 cutlery designs. Today the company’s products can be found around the world in department stores, on the tables of top restaurants, in the rooms of 5 star hotels, in famous museums and in the Robert Welch Studio Shops in Chipping Campden and Bath. The customer list has evolved to include blue-chip companies, famous people, world leaders and even royalty.
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’.
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