Robert Welch Old Hall Campden Coffee Pot Set English Retro Vintage Steel Teak Mens Dad Fathers Gift Present
Robert Welch Old Hall Campden Coffee Pot Set.
Stylish coffee and hot milk set designed by British designer Robert Welch for high end British Mid Century homewares manufacturer, Old Hall, in 1957 and produced until 1974.
This is an original, early model with ‘Designed by R Welch’ stamped on the bases (later models didn’t have Robert Welch’s name). Old Hall also produced a similar model with more curved wood handles which wasn’t designed by Robert Welch.
This set comprises of a coffee pot and hot milk jug. Made of stainless steel with teak handles. The coffee pot has a strainer to filter coffee grounds.
Clear Scandinavian influence from Welch's time working and studying in that region.
Very good vintage condition. May have small signs of age/use such as minor scuffing to the steel and minor loss of polish to the wood but no dents in the metal or chipping to the wood.
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 soon after 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.
Note that we have attempted to show and state the condition as accurately as possible but this is a pre-loved, vintage item and some minor signs of age and/or use are to be expected. There may also inevitably be slight variations in the colours shown due to lighting, the camera lens and the device the image is viewed through.