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Corin Mellor biography

Born in Sheffield in 1966. Corin Mellor trained as a product designer at Kingston University and worked for the London architects YRM before joining his father, David Mellor, as a designer-craftsman working on many varied projects. He succeeded his father as Creative Director of David Mellor Design in 2006.

Corin Mellor has carried out a number of special design commissions. His public seating can be seen at the Lowry Gallery in Salford Quays, the Millennium Galleries and Winter Gardens, Sheffield. Recent special commissions include spectacular metalwork for Sheffield Cathedral and a collection of sterling silver for a Middle East royal family. Larger scale works include sculptural benches for the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth House and a current project for a 20 metre link bridge in stainless steel and glass for Sheffield Hallam University.

At David Mellor Design Corin is responsible for special product development within the company. Since 2007 he has introduced new ranges of kitchen knives, fine bone china and porcelain, table glass and woodware. Corin designed the interior of the new David Mellor Design Museum and Café at Hathersage.

He is married to the photographer Helen Mellor and divides his time between the factory and design office in Derbyshire and the London shop, David Mellor Sloane Square.

Portrait shot of Corin Mellor.