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Robert Welch Design: Craft and Industry (Hardback)


A comprehensive survey of Robert Welch, one of the leading British designers of the twentieth century.

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Robert Welch Design: Craft and Industry (Hardback)

Robert Welch's design legacy remains strong after sixty years, a testament to the endurance and quality of the designer's products. Trained at the Royal College of Art in London, Robert Welch was one of theleading British designers of the twentieth century.

In 1955 Robert Welch set up his design studio on the top floor of the Old Silk Mill, Chipping Campden,where the company is still based today. Surrounded by hundreds of years of history in this working building, many of the products he designed have helped shape British modernist product design.

Robert Welch - Design: Craft and Industry traces both the progress of Welch's career, design philosophy and the evolution of the company and products that he created. Illustrated with exclusive material from the Robert Welch Archive, including working sketches and rare archive photography, this is the definitive book on one of the 20th century's greatest product designers. 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 groundbreaking designer.

Authors: Charlotte and Peter Fiell
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781780676050

  • Designing the Robert Welch way

    Designing the Robert Welch way

    Every Robert Welch product has been designed to possess a timeless elegance whilst being both affordable and highly functional. This film was created as an introduction to Robert Welch and offers an insight into our passion for design.

What owners are saying...

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A wonderful read

“A beautifully presented book, a wonderful read about this very humble design icon, who’s designs will always remain classics.”

– Lisa Mail, 26th December 2019

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