Luxury jeweller Mappin & Webb has opened a new silver workshop just outside London.
This opening marks a significant commitment to the brand’s bespoke commissions capability and expansion of its silverware range.
For more than 240 years, Mappin & Webb has combined expert craftsmanship and esteemed service to create special bespoke commissions, and now it will be able to respond quicker to consumer demands.
The new workshop will be operated by three in-house silversmiths with plans already in place to grow this in the future by training apprentice silversmiths.
The dedicated team will work closely with a client’s brief to create original ideas that ensure their design is truly unique. The final design will then placed in the hands of the jeweller’s highly skilled master craftsmen, who will bring the object to life in Mappin & Webb’s workshop.
Executive director at Mappin & Webb, Craig Bolton, comments: “Mappin & Webb’s heritage in silverware and bespoke commisions is very much a part of the business today. We are delighted to be expanding our silver smithing business with a new workshop. This will enable us to continue to expand our range and bespoke commissions in the future”
Utilising traditional craft combined with contemporary design, Mappin & Webb has crafted one of a kind pieces for affluent English society, royalty and clients all over the world for generations.
Today, the brand continues to serve the British Royal households, the Armed Forces and many great institutions both at home and abroad, which itself is a testament to the superiority of quality, design and craftsmanship it offers
Master craftsman, Kevin Williams shares: “You don’t stay in business for over 240 years, if you are not making the best and most desirable product. Mappin & Webb is investing in the future and bringing so many craftspeople together, including young apprentices. Hopefully in 50 years’ time, some of the best silversmiths in the trade will be able to trace their roots back to Mappin & Webb’s silver workshop.”
Over the years the company’s bespoke commissions have marked some of the most significant cultural and sporting moments, producing the original Ryder Cup, cups for the Monaco Grand Prix and creating trophies for Royal Ascot for the last 75 years.