David Mellor Design  

David Mellor Key Designs

'Pride' cutlery Silver plate

1953 'Pride' cutlery
Silver plate

Designed when David Mellor was still a student
at the Royal College of
Art, London. Included in
the first Design Centre Awards in 1957 and in production ever since.

Bus shelter Galvanised steel

1959 Bus shelter Galvanised steel

Used nationally from
1959. David Mellor was responsible for the first modern street furniture in Britain.

'Embassy' teapot Silver

1963 'Embassy' teapot Silver

Part of a large scale government commission
to Mellor for handmade silver tableware for British embassies.

Canteen cutlery Stainless steel

1965 Canteen cutlery Stainless steel

Government
commissioned as the standard cutlery for office canteens, hospitals, prisons, British Rail etc. Mellor cut down the traditional 11-piece
setting to a basic 5-piece set.

National traffic light system

1966 National traffic light system

Commissioned by the Department of the Environment. Mellor's design is still in use throughout the UK.

Square pillar box Cast iron

1966 Square pillar box
Cast iron

Commissioned by the
Post Office. The design aroused controversy as a departure from the traditional pillar box.

Bronze fountain University Botanic Garden, Cambridge

1968 Bronze fountain University Botanic
Garden, Cambridge

Throughout the 1960s Mellor combined special one-off commissions in silver and other metals
with street furniture and industrial design.

Disposable cutlery White plastic

1969 Disposable cutlery White plastic

Designed for Cross Paperware and made in millions.

'Eclipse' Saw and hacksaw frame

1971 'Eclipse' Saw and hacksaw frame

Part of a large range of Mellor's designs for the leading Sheffield tool manufacturers, James Neill.

Handmade bowl Silver

1973 Handmade bowl
Silver

Commissioned by the Cutlers' Company to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the
Sheffield Assay Office.

'Provençal' cutlery Stainless steel with rosewood handles

1973 'Provençal' cutlery Stainless steel with rosewood handles

The first of Mellor's
designs to be made in his own factory, Broom Hall
in Sheffield.

Outdoor seating Tubular steel frame and steel wire seat

1975 Outdoor seating Tubular steel frame and steel wire seat

Designed by David Mellor for Abacus. Winner of Design Council Award, 1975.

'Chinese Ivory' Stainless steel with acetal resin handles

1977 'Chinese Ivory' Stainless steel with acetal resin handles

An iconic design of the period. Design Council Award, 1977.

Cutlery for people with a physical disability

1986 Cutlery for people
with a physical disability

Ergonomically designed
as part of the Helen
Hamlyn Foundation's campaign to improve
living standards for
elderly people.

'Paris' cutlery Stainless steel

1993 'Paris' cutlery Stainless steel

Designed by David Mellor and manufactured at the Round Building, using a high degree of hand finishing.

'City' cutlery Stainless steel

1998 'City' cutlery
Stainless steel

One of David Mellor's
most spectacular designs which exploits the latest technological advances
to arrive at its unique sculptural form.

'Transit' folding trolley Chromed steel

1999 'Transit'
folding trolley
Chromed steel

Designed for the Italian manufacturer, Magis.

Kitchen knives Stainless steel

2002 Kitchen knives Stainless steel

A professional collection
of kitchen knives manufactured in the
Round Building at Hathersage, near
Sheffield.

'Minimal' cutlery Stainless steel

2003 'Minimal' cutlery Stainless steel

Probably David Mellor's most innovative cutlery. This is a basic place set -
1 knife, 1 fork, 3 spoons - superbly well made in luxury materials.

'Pride' Stainless steel

2005 'Pride' Stainless steel

David Mellor's earliest and most famous cutlery is now available in hand- finished, mirror polished stainless steel.

 

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