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David Mellor Design English Silver Plate Cutlery

$ 42.00$ 3,500.00

David Mellor‘s English Silver Plate cutlery is a deceptively simple design of great sophistication and subtlety.  The gently flowing lines are typical of Mellor, whose expertise in metal derived from his early training as a silversmith.

Options include:

  • Six-piece place setting
  • Serving Spoon
  • English 44-piece cutlery canteen oak or walnut
  • English 58-piece cutlery canteen oak or walnut
  • English 88-piece cutlery canteen oak or walnut

Material: Silver Plate.  Dishwasher safe.  Imported and handcrafted in Sheffield, England.  Please allow three to four weeks for delivery.

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Product Description

English Silver Plate collection.  Virtuoso metalwork that draws on David Mellor’s early training as a silversmith to arrive at a modern classic of cutlery design.  Originally commissioned in 1992 for the British Prime Minister’s ceremonial dining at 10 Downing Street ‘English’ has a perfect balance in the hand.  This quintessential David Mellor design draws on his long appreciation of the qualities of early Georgian silver to arrive at cutlery that is absolutely modern.

 

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English Silver Plate (left to right): dessert fork; dessert knife; dessert spoon; table fork; table knife; soup spoon; serving spoon; fruit spoon; and tea spoon.

Each piece is expertly made in the company’s own workshops at Hathersage and employs a high degree of hand craftsmanship to achieve its perfectionist finish.

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English is expertly made at the David Mellor Derbyshire factory in stainless steel and sterling silver.

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English Silver Plate (left to right): dessert spoon; table fork; and table knife.  Cutlery can be engraved.

David Mellor Design operates on the simple principle that well-designed equipment can improve your life.  The company was established by David Mellor, Royal Designer for Industry. Mellor is a key figure in British design with an international reputation as designer, manufacturer and shopkeeper. Born in Sheffield, he has always specialized in metalwork and he is particularly famous for his cutlery design.  David Mellor cutlery is manufactured in a purpose-designed modern factory in the Peak District National Park. The Round Building, designed by Sir Michael Hopkins, has won numerous architectural awards.

Round Building

The famous David Mellor shop in Sloane Square, London, and the Country Shop alongside the factory at Hathersage in Derbyshire, sell a professional collection of kitchenware and tableware, expertly selected for those who love to cook and eat.

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English Silver Plate (left to right): dessert spoon; table fork; and table knife.

David Mellor retired in 2005 and his designer son Corin Mellor is now Creative Director of the company.  Born in Sheffield in 1966. Corin Mellor trained as a product designer at Kingston and worked for the London architects YRM before joining his father, David Mellor.  Corin Mellor has carried out a number of special design commissions. His public seating can be seen at the Lowry Gallery in Salford Quays, the Millennium Galleries and Winter Garden, Sheffield. He has recently worked on new projects for Sheffield Cathedral and Chatsworth House.  At David Mellor Design Corin is responsible for special product development within the company. In 2007 he introduced new ranges of kitchen knives, table glass and woodware. Corin designed the interior of the new David Mellor Design Museum and Cafe at Hathersage.

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(Left) David Mellor; (right) Corin Mellor

This circular cutlery factory was purpose designed by Sir Michael Hopkins for David Mellor in 1990 and has become one of the iconic works of modern British architecture.  The David Mellor site was formerly the Hathersage village gasworks. The factory was built on the foundations of the old gas cylinder, hence the circular form. Built in local gritstone with spectacular lead roof, this highly functional building is set discreetly in a rural area of outstanding natural beauty.

The Round Building has received numerous architectural and countryside awards, including the BBC Design Prize. The factory is open for viewing and on weekdays visitors are welcome to see David Mellor cutlery being made.

David Mellor Cutlery is made by a small specialist team of highly skilled craftsmen, some of whom have worked for decades with David Mellor, accruing exceptional expertise in metalwork. Though the factory is technologically advanced a high degree of hand finishing is employed to give the cutlery its perfectionist quality.

To learn more about this British designer, read “Design & Interiors:  The Design Legacy of David Mellor, as English as Afternoon Tea,” by Claire Bingham in T, The New York Times Style Magazine, July 6, 2016.

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Additional Information

Set

Six-Piece Place Setting, Serving Spoon, 44-piece Canteen Oak, 58-piece Canteen Oak, 88-piece Canteen Oak, 44-piece Canteen Walnut, 58-piece Canteen Walnut, 88-piece Canteen Walnut