David Mellor Design Ltd.

Pride (1953), David Mellor

Regarded as one of the best-known designers in Britain, David Rogerson Mellor (1930–2009) was an English designer, manufacturer, craftsman and retailer. Mellor produced the designs for bus shelters and the traffic light system in use across the UK, but he was specialized in cutlery and often referred to as ‘the cutlery king’. His designs are sold in his own chain of shops and are the largest outlets for David Mellor cutlery and own-brand tableware and kitchenware.

David Mellor’s iconic ‘Pride’ cutlery was designed in 1953 while Mellor was still a student at the Royal College of Arts. It was included in the very first Design Centre Awards in 1957. The design is still unrivaled in its beauty and simplicity of form. As well as the original silver plate this world famous cutlery is now also available in hand polished stainless steel. Knife handles are stainless steel or black or ivory acetal resin with stainless steel blades. Pride is featured in the collection of numerous design museums.

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