Robert Welch is delighted to announce the publication of a new book Robert Welch - Design: Craft and Industry written by Charlotte and Peter Fiell.
Trained at the Royal College of Art in London, Robert Radford Welch (1929-2000) was one of the leading designers of his generation who balanced craft manufacture and industrial production to create an impressively broad range of products, many of which are now rightly considered icons of modern design.
This book charts the last 60 years of Robert Welch Designs and the work of one of the leading British designers of the twentieth century.
Robert Welch had the foresight to keep an archive from a very early stage in his career. Over time it grew into the collection that the modern company are now custodians of. It is an invaluable assortment of documents and objects detailing every aspect of his design process, the business he established and, as with every archive, plenty of unexpected and surprising details.
With the launch of Robert Welch - Design: Craft and Industry, which is illustrated with exclusive material from the Robert Welch Archive, the power of the company’s rich history is made tangible. It is no longer an unruly collection in a dusty attic, it has transformed into a credible resource which can be held in your hand.
With a foreword from Alice and Rupert Welch, Robert’s children and successors at the head of the family business, this book offers a truly personal insight into the life and work of this ground breaking designer.