Robert Welch Designs continues to produce world leading designs in stainless-steel and has been nominated for a further three major awards. It’s Radford and Hidcote cutlery ranges are nominated for Dineus and Tableware International awards respectively and the all-new Q-Block is in line for a German Design Award.

These three award nominations are the latest in a long and ever-growing list of accolades bestowed on the British business, still based in the Old Silk Mill, Chipping Campden where founder, Robert Welch, first established the business in 1955. To be announced during the world-famous Ambiente trade fair, they could add to the Red Dot, Good Design and Excellence in Housewares honours received in 2018.

Q Block

This award is the third accolade to be bestowed on this innovative design, which combines wood with stainless steel. The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design awarded the Signature Q Block a Good Design award when it launched in December 2017 and the Excellence in Houewares Award was received in 2018.

Design Director, Paul deBretton Gordon revealed: “The design inspiration came from, of all things, a partially unfolded paper clip. I didn’t want a conventional look, but still wanted the functionality of holding four knives at a convenient, ergonomic angle. The shape, in side profile looks just like an italic letter Q, hence the name.”


Radford is thought to be the world’s most extensive stainless-steel cutlery range, the latest additions to be unveiled at Ambiente will take the range to 60 individual pieces. A modern translation of the Georgian style, with long tines and blades and a classic heel, Radford has a softness and ergonomic curve which is both classic and contemporary at the same time.

The Radford table setting can be extended to meet the needs of any occasion or family event with even the youngest diners catered for. Little hands have their own cutlery needs and the Radford collection offers perfectly proportioned children’s cutlery: a thoughtful touch to make children feel as special as the rest of the family. The range is nominated for a Dineus award.


Hidcote cutlery was influenced by numerous visits to the famous Hidcote Manor, one of England’s great Arts and Crafts gardens. This elegantly tapering pattern is inspired by the gardens’ natural forms whilst the gentle curves featured in each piece give a comfortable and tactile grip.

Spoons and forks are made using the highest quality 18/10 stainless steel. Knife blades are made from specially hardened stainless steel to provide the finest possible cutting edge. This 3.5mm range delivers a finer hand feel and is available with a mirror finish, has a lifetime guarantee and is dishwasher-safe.


Joint Managing Director, Rupert Welch said: “We are passionately driven to design highly functional, affordable products which possess a timeless elegant beauty. It’s an immensely proud moment to receive more award nominations for our work and will be a great addition to our presence at February’s Ambiente in Frankfurt.”

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