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Robert Welch


Robert Welch MBE, RDI Robert Welch was one of Britain’s most respected and prolific designer craftsmen. He trained as a silversmith at Birmingham College of Art and then moved to the Royal College of Art in 1952 where he specialised in stainless steel production design and unique designs in silver. In 1965 he was awarded the title of Royal Designer for Industry. His most important commissions are in museum collections throughout the world including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum, London and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.


Over 20 years later, Alice Welch and Rupert Welch still manage Robert Welch Designs, working with a small team of in-house designers to produce a growing collection of award-winning products. Remaining true to their father’s design legacy brings a sense of continuity to the modern company.

Today’s Robert Welch team are fortunate enough to still be working in the same building where it all began 60 years ago. 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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