Provençal Black Stainless Steel cutlery is exceptionally pleasant and practical to use. Knife blades are top grade stainless steel with high carbon content, ensuring a sharp cutting edge. Handles are acetal resin with brass rivets.
Provençal Black serving spoon, fruit spoon (perfect size for ice cream and light desserts), fruit knife, serrated steak knife, and cheese knife are available by special order. Please contact the store if interested.
From “David Mellor: Master Metalworker” (David Mellor Design, 2013):
David Mellor designed several new ranges of cutlery specifically for production in Broom Hall. The first was Provençal, originally made in stainless steel with natural rosewood handles and brass rivets. This was a design very much attuned to the good food revolution of those years, encouraged by Elizabeth David and Jane Grigson’s cookery books and the postwar rediscovery of France. The rounded blades of Provençal knives are made of high-grade, taper-rolled stainless steel from France, of the quality generally used for butcher’s knives. …
[David Mellor] was the first designer to develop the idea of combining stainless steel with high-quality molded acetal resin, in black or a variety of colors, for the handle. This made it suitable for use in the domestic dishwashers now coming into general use.”
This is a unique collection of modern cutlery designed by David Mellor, Royal Designer for Industry. The company’s own purpose built factory is situated in the Peak District National Park at Hathersage, near Sheffield. David Mellor trained originally as a silversmith and his cutlery has an international reputation for its qualities of design and manufacture.
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.