David Mellor Cutlery
David Mellor CBE, Royal Designer for Industry, is the best known cutlery designer in Britain. Born in
Sheffield, historic centre of cutlery making, he trained originally as a silversmith. His modern cutlery has a
widespread reputation for its qualities of design and manufacture, and examples are in many international
design collections. He has drawn on the old Sheffield traditions of craftsmanship evolving a product
altogether of our time.
Click here to view David Mellor cutlery available to buy
The Round Building
David Mellor cutlery is manufactured in a unique purpose built factory designed by Sir
Michael Hopkins. The circular factory has been described as a minor masterpiece of modern architecture and has
received many important architectural and environmental awards.
Free of charge factory guided tours giving an overview of the company, buildings and how David Mellor
cutlery is made are available at 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Making David Mellor Cutlery
Our cutlery is made by a small specialist team of highly skilled craftsmen, some of whom have worked for decades
with David Mellor, building up an 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 view a video of
the manufacturing process of a fork, please click here