A pattern in celebration of David Mellor's 'Chelsea' salad servers by Kate Farley
When I got married we were lucky enough to receive a set of David Mellor cutlery as a wedding gift. It's not 'kept for best', we enjoy using it every single day and it's an ever present reminder of our wedding day and of all the special people we shared it with.
So when surface designer Kate Farley got in touch to share a preview of her latest design it made an instant connection with me. In discussion with Corin Mellor, Creative Director of David Mellor Design, Kate has developed a graphic pattern celebrating the shape and form of the 'Chelsea' salad servers that hints at the craft of cutlery production using the cut-out forms, as seen in Hathersage at The Round Building factory.
Kate is a long time fan of David Mellor cutlery, as well as a supporter of the company's craft and design ethos. She also received a set as a wedding gift she told me and, like us, uses it every day. She remembers the moment she first saw the 'Chelsea' salad servers. "They were stunning in size, shape and finish" she says. "They are such physical pieces and a joy to work with. Although the final design is a simple one, it was the beautiful simplicity and graphic quality of the cutlery I wanted to celebrate."
The design will be available to buy in the form of linen union tea towels, screen-printed in England in the colour 'Camouflage Grey', from the British Standard Colour system, fitting in with a number of other David Mellor products.