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Cutlery factory

 

A change of scene! This is the cutlery works of David Mellor, located a little way outside Hathersage in Derbyshire. Mellor was a noted designer who was trained, I believe, in Sheffield and who had his works there for many years before moving to this custom-built location in Derbyshire.  Mellor died in 2009 and his son, Corin, also a designer took over.  There's also a shop selling Mellor designs as well as other very fine (and very expensive) kitchen and cook wear.  However, if you don't buy anything you can always have a good cup of coffee in the cafe. :-)

The building has won a number of awards: Financial Times Architecture at Work Award, RIBA National Award, Civic Trust Award, Campaign for the Protection of Rural England Award and the prestigious BBC Design Prize for the Environment.

 

Cutlery factory

 

A change of scene! This is the cutlery works of David Mellor, located a little way outside Hathersage in Derbyshire. Mellor was a noted designer who was trained, I believe, in Sheffield and who had his works there for many years before moving to this custom-built location in Derbyshire.  Mellor died in 2009 and his son, Corin, also a designer took over.  There's also a shop selling Mellor designs as well as other very fine (and very expensive) kitchen and cook wear.  However, if you don't buy anything you can always have a good cup of coffee in the cafe. :-)

The building has won a number of awards: Financial Times Architecture at Work Award, RIBA National Award, Civic Trust Award, Campaign for the Protection of Rural England Award and the prestigious BBC Design Prize for the Environment.

 

comments (15)

It's a very handsome building isn't it!
Tom Wilson: It is indeed and, I understand, a perfectly functional factory.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Apr 2016, 05:47
Flying Saucer has landed!
Tom Wilson: ...upside down!
I quite like the design of this building Tom!
Tom Wilson: Winner of a number of awards: Financial Times Architecture at Work Award, RIBA National Award, Civic Trust Award, Campaign for the Protection of Rural England Award and the prestigious BBC Design Prize for the Environment.
You had me at the design of that structure, Tom!
Tom Wilson: Pretty good, isn't it?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Apr 2016, 06:46
A nice piece of architecture Tom
Tom Wilson: It's won a number of awards too - I've updated my comment.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Apr 2016, 07:09
A nicely designed building, too, Tom
Tom Wilson: Award winning design - I've updated my comment on the site.
It is a very nice design.
Tom Wilson: It is indeed.
This reminds me of those early houses in pre-Roman times Tom.
Tom Wilson: I guess that could have been an influence, Chad - but built to a somewhat higher standard smile
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Apr 2016, 11:41
A modern day Iron Age roundhouse, Tom.

A great building.
Tom Wilson: It is indeed - built on the foundations of the original Victorian gas holder - the site was the village gasworks smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Apr 2016, 12:14
I am much interested in how the round roof was covered. I soon have to do that. So thanks.
Tom Wilson: The Mellor site says: "The roof itself is built up of a series of double-skinned sectional panels in Finnish pine plywood hooking onto the circular purlins, this allows the building to be ventilated by the more or less traditional method of passage of air through the panels, and the exterior is leaded." - there's more about the building at http://www.davidmellordesign.com/the-round-building/ and there's so more stuff here: http://www.engineering-timelines.com/scripts/engineeringItem.asp?id=749
A fine looking place, Tom.
Tom Wilson: A very functional bit of architecture!
This is a very attractive building Tom.
Tom Wilson: It is, Brian - I thought you might have been by it at some point?
It is quite a construction...
Tom Wilson: It is indeed, Larry - there's a pic of the underside of the roof on this page: http://www.davidmellordesign.com/the-round-building/
  • Martine
  • United States
  • 2 Apr 2016, 02:35
On dirait une yourte.
Tom Wilson: Yes, indeed!
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Apr 2016, 20:40
well worth all the awards I would say
Tom Wilson: Yes, a fine piece of architectural design and engineering, I think.

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