RWD Signature  Knife BlockcpACID Member Robert Welch Designs is delighted to announce that its Signature knives and Signature utensil range have both won Gold accolades in the ‘Product of the Year’ awards organised by Housewares and DIY Week magazines. This is the first time in the history of the awards that one company has won two ‘Product of the Year’ awards.

Rupert Welch, Managing Director of Robert Welch Designs said “When my father, Robert Welch, started the company over 40 years ago he was known as an innovator and won many awards for his work. We are proud to be able to continue that tradition. These awards emphasize the ongoing company commitment to innovation, quality and inherent functionality for all our products and we’re delighted to have won.”

The ‘Product of the Year’ Gold award is the latest success for the Signature knives which have also won an iF design award (Germany), the GOOD DESIGN™ award (from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design), a red dot design award (Germany) and the Excellence in Housewares ‘Cutting Edge’ award (UK).

The Signature utensils range has also won a ‘Product of the Year’ Gold award and have also won the GOOD DESIGN™ award (from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the Excellence in Housewares ‘Top Tool or Gadget’ award (UK).

Robert Welch Designs was founded by Robert Welch, Royal Designer for Industry, in the 1960s and is now under the direction of Rupert and Alice Welch (son and daughter of Robert). Robert Welch was one of the leading industrial designers of the 20th century and specialized in stainless steel production design. The Robert Welch mission has always been to combine a search for innovation with a sincere respect for the traditions of the past so that quality, ease of use and fine design are in harmony. A new team of designers continues the studio’s design into the 21st century creating award-winning products that will be lasting additions to any home. Robert Welch designed the classic ‘Kitchen Devils’ knife range and Prestige kitchen tools in the 1970′s.

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