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Robert Welch and British Design in the Fifties

Thu 15 September 2016, 3.00pm4.00pm

One of the most talented designer-makers of his generation, Robert Welch helped shape design in Britain during the 1950s with his elegant and functional homewares, which famously included his iconic ranges for Old Hall.

Well-known design writer and historian, Charlotte Fiell, who recently co-wrote with her husband the first comprehensive written study on Robert Welch, will look at his work during this formative period and look at it against the social and economic background of fifties Britain together with the work of his peers. The talk will also look at how Welch managed to successfully bridge craft-production and industrial manufacturing, and discuss his remarkable contribution to contemporary British silver design while at the same time spearheading the stainless steel revolution.

This talk is included in exhibition admission but they must be pre-booked, Gold and Silver members are free. You can pre-book online here or call 01926 645 500 and quote ‘Robert Welch talk’.

Exhibition prices are:

Adult £15 (13.60 without gift aid)

Concession £14 (£12.70 without gift aid)