09.02.2018 - 13.02.2018 — Hall: 4.0 Stand: E 55
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.
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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