Robert Welch

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One of my favourite 20th century designers is Robert Welch, and I’d been planning to write about him for some time when I saw this vintage ad on ebay. It instantly conjurs up the confidence of British design in the 60s. Although it appeared in 1966 it could just as easily have come from an edition of Elle Deco or Living etc during the 90s Cool Britannia era – good design endures across the decades.

The image features a teapot from the Alveston range. I bought one of these for my other half for Christmas.  It’s a shapely and exquisitely crafted piece. It pours like a dream too.  Welch was just as concerned about function as he was about form and he melded the two together beautifully in this range.

I’ll be posting a feature length article about Robert Welch soon – meanwhile this is a little taster.

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