David Mellor Pride Silver Plate Cutlery

$ 22.00$ 3,195.00

David Mellor Pride Silver Plate Cutlery set options include:

  • Six-Piece Place Setting – Table Knife, Dessert Knife, Table Fork, Dessert Fork, Soup Spoon and Dessert Spoon.  Each item of cutlery is individually packed in a sealed polythene bag supplied in a David Mellor dark grey box.
  • 44-Piece Canteen – (6) Table Knives, (6) Dessert Knives, (6) Table Forks, (6) Dessert Forks, (6) Soup Spoons, (6) Dessert Spoons, (6) Tea Spoons and (2) Serving Spoons in a Canteen Box made from either handmade black-stained oak or hand-oiled walnut.
  • 58-Piece Canteen – (8) Table Knives, (8) Dessert Knives, (8) Table Forks, (8) Dessert Forks, (8) Soup Spoons, (8) Dessert Spoons, (8) Tea Spoons and (2) Serving Spoons in a Canteen Box made from either handmade black-stained oak or hand-oiled walnut.
  • 88-Piece Canteen – (12) Table Knives, (12) Dessert Knives, (12) Table Forks, (12) Dessert Forks, (12) Soup Spoons, (12) Dessert Spoons, (12) Tea Spoons and (4) Serving Spoons in a Canteen Box made of either handmade black-stained oak or hand-oiled walnut.
  • Available separately:  Serving Spoon; Tea Spoon; Coffee Spoon; Sauce Ladle; Fish Fork; and Fish Knife

Handwash recommended.  Imported and hand crafted in Sheffield, England.  Please allow three to four weeks for delivery.

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An acknowledged modern classic. David Mellor’s first cutlery, designed in 1953, is now in many international collections. The simple elegance of Pride Silver encapsulates the modern ethos of the Festival of Britain on the South Bank in 1951.

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Pride Silver Plate 6-piece set

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Pride 6-piece place setting with ivory resin knife handles

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Pride six-piece place setting with black resin knife handles

This supremely elegant silver plated cutlery is expertly finished in David Mellor workshop at Hathersage in Derbyshire.  Knife handles are available in either silver plate, black or white acetal resin with stainless steel blades.

Pride silver plate

David Mellor‘s now classic “Pride” cutlery was designed in 1953 when Mellor was still a student at the Royal College of Art, London. and has been in continuous production ever since.  The simple elegance of Pride encapsulates the modern ethos if the Festival of Britain on the South Bank.  Included in the first Design Centre Awards in 1957, Pride is on display in numerous museums worldwide as a prime example of 20th-century modernist design.  The design is still unrivaled in its beauty and simplicity of form.  Available in hand polished stainless steel.  Pride’s knives are offered in either all stainless steel, black or ivory acetal resin handles with metal blades.


David Mellor Cutlery Canteens are handmade in either black-stained oak or hand-oiled walnut with chrome plated hinges and discreetly marked with the David Mellor logo.  Each canteen has a specially shaped insert to hold specific designs of David Mellor cutlery.  Pride Canteen box can hold six, eight or 12 place settings.  Knife tray required for eight or 12 place settings.

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David Mellor Pride Stainless Steel Canteen Box

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.

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David Mellor Pride cutlery tea towel design by Kate Farley

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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Detail of tea towel design by Kate Farley for David Mellor Design.

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.

Round Building

 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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Six Piece Place Setting, 44-Piece Canteen Oak, 58-Piece Canteen Oak, 88-Piece Canteen Oak, Serving Spoon, Tea Spoon, Coffee Spoon, Sauce Ladle, Fish Fork, Fish Knife

Knife Handle

Silver Plate, Black Acetal Resin, Ivory Acetal Resin