David Mellor Designs

Material: Metalwork | Location: Peak District
Born in Sheffield in 1930, David Mellor trained originally as a silversmith. His Sheffield background gave him a particular affinity with metalwork. This developed onwards from his early years of making one-off pieces of specially commissioned silver, to the present relatively large-scale operation.

His approach to design has always been to some extent that of a craftsman, in his close involvement in materials and techniques and his insistence on the highest standards of environment and working conditions. All David Mellor buildings have been of special architectural merit. The Round Building, David Mellor’s cutlery factory in the Peak District National Park, was completed in 1990. Mellor collaborated with the architect Sir Michael Hopkins in evolving a design which is highly functional in a rural area of outstanding natural beauty.

Sadly, David Mellor passed away in 2009. His designer son, Corin Mellor, is now Creative Director of the company.

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