The stylish modernist Campden coffee set was designed by British designer Robert Welch in 1956. It was produce by high end British Mid Century homewares manufacturer, Old Hall until 1974.
The Campden coffee set comprised of a coffee maker, hot milk jug and sugar bowl made of stainless steel with teak handles. The coffee pot has a strainer in the spout, designed to filter coffee grounds.
Robert Welch was an English designer and silversmith who studied at the Royal College of Art.
He was very influenced by Scandinavian design, having visited Scandinavia extensively including studying in Stockholm. He also worked with Norwegian and Danish silversmiths and other Scandinavian designers.
After graduating he set up his own studio in Chipping Campden in the South West of England in 1955 and a year later designed the Campden range named after his studio’s location. The toast rack in the Campden range won a British Design Council award.
He went on to collaborate with / be commissioned by a range of prestigious and influential companies and individuals including Prince Phillip, Danish steel homewares producer Lauffer (who produced steel products for Dansk Designs and Stelton), Poole Pottery and Royal Doulton. His children continue to produce products in the same studios to this day.