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Silversmith / Designer
Robert Welch trained as a Silversmith at Birmingham College of Art. He then moved to the Royal College of Art in 1952, where he specialised exclusively in stainless steel production design. His first design consultancy was for Old Hall Tableware in 1955. Robert Welch's most important commissions are in the Victoria & Albert Museum, The British Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Canterbury Cathedral and No.10 Downing Street. However it has been his cutlery designs in stainless steel that have been sold and used more widely than any other part of his creative output.
In 1967 Heal's exhibited a collection of work by designer Robert Welch. One of the showcased designs was the Hobart Candlestick which was featured on the exhibition catalogue cover. Heal's has reissued the Hobart Candlestick, using the original moulds, as part of its ReDiscovers Collection to celebrate our Bicentenary. To find out more about the Heal's ReDiscovers Collection Click Here.
In 1965 Robert Welch was awarded Royal Designer for Industry and is commonly remembered for the Alveston tableware range designed in 1962 which won the prestigious Design Council award in 1965.
View the full range of Robert Welch products available at Heal's.