Hot on the heels of the Street Scene exhibition at the David Mellor Design Museum (which opens on 8 September) is an exhibition at Sheffield Institute of the Arts which will focus on Mellor’s homeware work.
The Steel and Light exhibition, organised by Sheffield Hallam University, is being held to mark the 50th anniversary of Mellor’s seminal cutlery range Symbol, as well as the centenary of the invention of stainless steel in Sheffield.
The exhibition will use drawings, photographs, animations and film to tell the story of Mellor’s career. As well as his work on Symbol, the UK’s first purpose-designed stainless-steel cutlery, it will look at his other homeware work and projects such as the redesign of the UK’s traffic lights.
The exhibition will also feature a walking map of David Mellor’s Sheffield, with visitors able to see some of his designs in situ and to visit some of the key places in the history of David Mellor Design.
David Mellor: Steel and Light, is at Sheffield Institute of the Arts Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University, 153 Arundel Street, Sheffield S1, from 27 September-3 November.