Robert Welch is one of our most successful brands and, since we introduced it a few years ago, it has become a firm favourite amongst customers. For many of them, it’s the first time that they’ve knowingly come into contact with Robert Welch products.
However, his design credentials were so far-reaching that anyone who’s used Old Hall teaware, Taylors Eye Witness Knives or Victor cast-iron ware has probably been using a product designed by Robert Welch. As Royal Designer for Industry in the 1970’s, his practical modernism saw his cutlery being used in British Embassies around the World.
Today, the business is run by his son and daughter, with the same focus on excellence in engineering and design. This has seen the Robert Welch brand develop significantly in recent years and return to being one of the UK’s strongest design-led businesses.
Despite admiring their products, Cooks & Kitchens only started stocking Robert Welch around 2009 when Rupert Welch, the MD, was developing the Signature kitchen knives range and came to talk to us during the prototyping process – he realised that key independent specialists were essential to the success of the new range and, a few month later, we became only the second store in the UK to stock the Signature range – and it remains our bestselling knives range today.
Our Robert Welch stock has expanded dramatically over the past 18 months, largely in response to our customers’ reaction to every new product we list. In fact, we stock their tableware, knives, utensils, cutlery and even bathroom ranges – the quality is that good.
We now have one of the most extensive Robert Welch collections in the UK and, whether you’re a collector of the brand or simply like beautiful and functional kitchen and dining products, we’ll have something exciting on offer!