Robert Welch

Design: Craft and Industry

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Robert Welch was one of the leading British designers of the 20th century. This book traces both the progress of his career, design philosophy and the evolution of the company and products that he created. Lavishly 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.

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Charlotte Fiell, Peter Fiell, Rupert Welch

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Trained at the Royal College of Art in London where he was a contemporary of David Mellor, Robert Welch was one of the leading British designers of the 20th century. Strongly influenced both by the artisanal tradition of the Arts & Crafts movement and by Scandinavian Design, he set up his own studio in the mid-1950s, initially working on silverware, then branching out into broader product design. His Alveston tableware range won a Design Council award in 1965. In the same year he was appointed a Royal Designer for Industry, creating elegant functional designs both for mass production and for one-off commissions. Robert Welch – Design: Craft & Industry traces both the progress of Welch’s career, design philosophy and the evolution of the company and products that he created. Lavishly 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.

Additional information

Weight 1428 g
Dimensions 21.6 x 27.6 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 1 September 2015
Number of pages 248
Format Hardback
Contributors Foreword by Alice Welch
Dimensions 21.6 x 27.6 cm
Weight 1428 g