Must-follow Instagram accounts for design fans: @DavidMellorUK for modern metalwork and tableware

Specialists in applying modern design to traditional tableware, and famous for producing award-winning cutlery collections, the David Mellor Design practice operates on the simple principle that well-designed equipment can improve your life.

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Launched by renowned designer and manufacturer the late David Mellor CBE - whose redesign of the national traffic light system in 1966 is still in use today - David Mellor Design is now led by his son Corin, an interior and product designer.

Instagram account: @davidmelloruk

What you get:

Modern design applied to traditional tableware materials. The brand is best known for its metalwork and cutlery, although special commissions have encorporated other materials - including handmade ash wood shades for the new John Smedley knitwear store on Jermyn Street and iridescent coloured glass bowls.

Why we like it:

The David Mellor instagram account is, true to brand ethos, a charming mix of the traditional and new. Posts range from modern, specially commissioned projects with splashes of colour to traditional cutlery ranges. There are insightful 'behind-the-scenes' shots of the manufacturing processes, too.

Watch out for:

At this year's London Design Festival, the Sloane Street store will be showcasing new designs for food by Corin Mellor. New ranges include the Rosawood cheese knives, kitchen knives and stoneware pottery.

Followers: 500

David Mellor Designs at 4 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EE. Visit


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