21st century design - video

Kerry Nicholls

Buyer, Tabletop

Our collaboration with Robert Welch

Many of the Robert Welch items we sell today have been developed from our close collaboration with the company.

The Radford range of cutlery is a timeless design that works well in all settings.  The attention to detail in the shape, the careful polishing which gives it a mirror like shine, and the way it feels so comfortable to hold, all add to its appeal.

We were often asked for additional items by customers, so we developed several new pieces, from mustard spoons to butter knives, for really stylish entertaining. The latest addition to the range is a beautiful new carving set, arriving in our shops just in time for Christmas.   The designers at Robert Welch have taken great care to create the best carving knife blade without compromising the elegant style of the Radford range. It’s this attention to detail that epitomises the Robert Welch brand.

One of the latest award-winning products is the Signature kitchen knife range (you can view online, and buy in our shops). The team at Robert Welch took time to create a knife that chefs really enjoy using.   Incorporating a knife sharpener into the knife block is a genius idea, and makes the product really practical while still making a style statement for the kitchen.

The Windrush candlestick is a beautiful addition to the home gift range. Crafted in mirror polished stainless steel, the graceful shape of the candlestick makes it very versatile. It can be used singly, but it’s also designed to be interlocked with others to create a stunning statement piece.

In this short video, the Robert Welch designers talk about their inspiration and design process involved in creating these three key products. Watch this space, as we’re currently working on very exciting new product developments for launch in 2010.

Find out more about the history of Robert Welch in the video Shine