ICONIC DAVID MELLOR DESIGNS SOON TO BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME AS PRINTS
Some of the most iconic designs that influenced Britain’s post-war creative industry are now available as prints to celebrate the seminal career of David Mellor CBE, Royal Designer for Industry.
David Mellor is one of the few British creative leaders to have successfully combined the skills of a visionary designer, brilliant craftsman and retailer in a career that has spanned more than half a century. Today, his British-manufactured cutlery remains a cornerstone of the UK’s creative success story – while his 1966 National Traffic Light can be found on every High Street.
To mark the 40th anniversary of his world famous Sloane Square kitchenware shop, David Mellor Design has collaborated with designers Joff and Ollie to produce a series of limited edition prints marking key moments in a prolific career.
Six prints are available, each in a limited run of 1,000, celebrating three key David Mellor designs:
700 Series Chair (1975).
A world famous tubular steel and mesh outdoor chair which won the coveted Design Council Award.
Embassy Tea Pot (1963).
Part of a Government commission for silverware to be used in British Embassies around the globe.
Minimal Cutlery (2003).
Probably David’s most innovative cutlery design – and a testament to his creative drive, coming more than three decades after his Sloane Square shop opened.
Corin Mellor, David’s son and head of the company, says:
“We’re delighted to work with Joff and Ollie to produce a series of prints. Some of the pieces are no longer in production – but they remain 20th century icons so it will be great to see them in people’s homes.”