David Mellor Design operates on the simple principle that well-designed equipment can improve your life. The company was set up by David Mellor, Royal Designer for Industry. Mellor was a key figure in British design with an international reputation as designer, manufacturer and shopkeeper. Born in Sheffield and originally trained as a silversmith, he always specialised in metalwork and is particularly famous for his cutlery which won numerous design awards and which is in many international collections.


David Mellor retired in 2005 and passed away in 2009. His son Corin Mellor, an interior and product designer, succeeded his father as Creative Director of David Mellor Design and is responsible for product development within the company.


David Mellor cutlery is manufactured in a purpose-designed modern factory set discreetly in a rural area of outstanding natural beauty in the Peak District National Park. The Round Building designed by Sir Michael Hopkins, has won numerous architectural awards and been described as a minor masterpiece of modern architecture.