One of David Mellor's most acclaimed ranges of cutlery. City uses advanced constructional techniques in stainless steel to achieve its highly original sculptural form.
Designed in 1998, City was expertly developed to give a perfect balance in the hand. Handles are weighted using a unique process of welding together 3 separate stainless steel components. New computerised machinery was developed in order to provide the differing heat levels required for the variations in form. Many fine polishing processes are then employed to give City its seamless, perfectionist finish.
City has been included in major exhibitions and, amongst other design prizes, was the winner of the V&A/Homes & Gardens Classic Design Award.
Satin finish. Knife blades are made from high carbon stainless steel for a superior cutting edge.
David Mellor Design operates on the simple principle that well designed tableware is a vital part of any interior. The company was set up by David Mellor, Royal Designer for Industry, in the 1950s. The first and now famous David Mellor shop opened in Sloane Square, London, in 1969 and soon became a focal point of Swinging Sixties Chelsea and remains one of London’s most original and individual shops. We run our own design office within the company and so the David Mellor collection is constantly evolving. Many of our products are designed by Corin Mellor, Creative Director, exclusively for the David Mellor shops and are produced by specially selected workshop producers and manufacturers. David Mellor now holds one of the most impressive collections of the finest British Crafts and sophisticated modern tableware and kitchenware, including the world famous David Mellor Cutlery, to be found on the international scene.
David Mellor was one of the great 20th century designers with an international reputation for his cutlery. He was born in Sheffield and trained originally as a silversmith. Examples of his metalwork are in museum collections as over the world. David Mellor established his first workshop in 1973 before moving production to his purpose-built factory, The Round Building in Hathersage, Derbyshire, in 1990. He has drawn on Sheffield traditions of craftsmanship in evolving a product altogether of our time.