Robert Welch, appointed Royal Designer to Industry, was one of Britain's leading industrial designers of the 20th Century. After training at the Royal College of Art in London, he specialised in stainless steel production design, establishing a company in his own name in 1955.
From the outset the Robert Welch mission was to combine a search for innovation with a sincere respect for the traditions of the past. Quality, ease of use and fine design in harmony.
Although the studio designs for manufacture in many forms and materials, Robert Welch Designs is best known for its unique ranges of stainless steel cutlery. The key factors being excellent design, balance, weight, functionality and durability.
Robert Welch Designs continues under the careful guidance of his family: Rupert Welch is the Managing Director and Alice Welch is the Deputy Managing Director.
A talented team of designers now continue the studio's work into the 21st Century. In the true tradition of Robert Welch, they are ever mindful to ensure the continuity of the style, innovation and commitment to excellence on which the company was founded.
Collectors please note:
Some of the most notable Robert Welch designs can be found in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Museum, London; the Applied Art Museum, Copenhagen; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.