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OUR NEW SANDSTONE CUTLERY

OUR NEW SANDSTONE CUTLERY

“For this new design I wanted to capture the beautiful natural qualities of the Sandstone cottages that are all around us in the Cotswolds. I like the way this fine texture provides an interesting and contrasting accent on the table, catching the light beautifully and adding a sensory touch in the hand. A unique organic inspired texture created directly into the production tools by hand. The texture is on both the front and back of the handles.”
Kit DeBretton Gordon - Head of Design, Robert Welch


Robert Welch Designs has been creating beautifully designed, thoughtful pieces for over 65 years. The company has always believed that intuitive design is transformative, and at the heart of every piece is an understanding of form and texture. Form is what we term the sculptural aspect of a piece; the way a knife sits in your hand or how a jug pours. While texture defines the surface and gives an object its tactile nature. With these two design elements in mind, items are painstakingly designed and crafted, fashioned from the best possible materials.

The inspiration for each and every piece that has been created over the years comes from two initial thoughts – what to create and how will it look. The vision lies in seeing a new possibility and being inspired to translate that into something tangible and beautiful.

Where does one draw one’s inspiration from? “There is no one source, one just sort of reacts to life. Inspiration can come from anywhere; from bubbles, from looking at a beehive, a bird’s nest or the dimples and textures of a landscape. Anything can happen. It’s just one of these things that cannot really be pinpointed, you just are alert and aware and receptive, and somehow things just happen. Inspiration comes from all around, be it natural or manmade. Often when I least expect it.”

Kit DeBretton Gordon - Head of Design, Robert Welch

The tactile nature of Sandstone is a unique texture that can be compared to a stippling painterly effect. Sandstone uses a blank canvas on which a random sand texture has been applied using a small punching tool into the master tools. This results in a subtle feature which fades gradually at the neck of each piece.

The beautiful surface reflects the light with a gentle glow, creating a statement on the table alongside both formal and casual tableware.

Robert Welch Designs has been creating beautifully designed, thoughtful pieces for over 65 years. The company has always believed that intuitive design is transformative, and at the heart of every piece is an understanding of form and texture. Form - the three-dimensional shape of an object – is the sculptural aspect of a piece; the way a knife sits in your hand or how a jug pours. While texture defines the surface and gives an object its tactile nature. With these two design elements in mind, items are painstakingly designed and crafted, fashioned from the best possible materials.

The inspiration for each and every piece that has been created over the years comes from two initial thoughts – what to create and how will it look. The vision lies in seeing a new possibility and being inspired to translate that into something tangible and beautiful.

Where does one draw one’s inspiration from? “There is no one source, one just sort of reacts to life. Inspiration can come from anywhere; from bubbles, from looking at a beehive, from looking at a bird’s nest... Anything can happen. It’s just one of these things that cannot really be pinpointed, you just are alert and aware and receptive, and somehow things just happen. Inspiration comes from all around, be it natural or manmade. Often when I least expect it.”

Kit DeBretton Gordon - Head of Design, Robert Welch

Robert Welch Designs has been creating beautifully designed, thoughtful pieces for over 65 years. The company has always believed that intuitive design is transformative, and at the heart of every piece is an understanding of form and texture. Form is what we term the sculptural aspect of a piece; the way a knife sits in your hand or how a jug pours. While texture defines the surface and gives an object its tactile nature. With these two design elements in mind, items are painstakingly designed and crafted, fashioned from the best possible materials.

The inspiration for each and every piece that has been created over the years comes from two initial thoughts – what to create and how will it look. The vision lies in seeing a new possibility and being inspired to translate that into something tangible and beautiful.

Where does one draw one’s inspiration from? “There is no one source, one just sort of reacts to life. Inspiration can come from anywhere; from bubbles, from looking at a beehive, a bird’s nest or the dimples and textures of a landscape. Anything can happen. It’s just one of these things that cannot really be pinpointed, you just are alert and aware and receptive, and somehow things just happen. Inspiration comes from all around, be it natural or manmade. Often when I least expect it.”

Kit DeBretton Gordon - Head of Design, Robert Welch

The tactile nature of Sandstone is a unique texture that can be compared to a stippling painterly effect. Sandstone uses a blank canvas on which a random sand texture has been applied using a small punching tool into the master tools. This results in a subtle feature which fades gradually at the neck of each piece.

The beautiful surface reflects the light with a gentle glow, creating a statement on the table alongside both formal and casual tableware.

The tactile nature of Sandstone is a unique texture that can be compared to stippling painterly effect. Sandstone uses a blank canvas on which a random sand texture has been applied using a small punching tool into the master tools. This resulted in a subtle feature, by incorporating a gradual fading of the texture into the neck of each piece.

The beautiful surface reflects the light with a gentle glow, creating a statement on the table alongside both formal and casual tableware.

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