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The Round Building

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.

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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.

The factory is usually open for viewing on weekdays and visitors are welcome to see David Mellor cutlery being made.

Round Building factory interior

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

'Pride' stainless steel Spoons in production

From top, the Round Building cutlery factory. 'Pride' cutlery 1953. Spoons in production. Left, the Round Building interior

factory workbench and cutlery blanks
Cutlery factory exterior

Cutlery factory exterior

Hand polishing cutlery

Hand polishing cutlery

Paris knives in production

Paris knives in production

Forming dies for Pride sauce ladles

Forming dies for Pride sauce ladles

Paris forks being formed in the press

Paris forks being formed in the press

Tray of forks in production

Tray of forks in production

Finishing of Paris forks

Finishing of Paris forks

Hand work on the anvil

Hand work on the anvil

Cutlery factory interior

Cutlery factory interior

 

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