Luxury Hotel Silverware / Silver Hotel Cutlery – Carrs Silver
Throughout history, silver has remained one of the most coveted materials for craftsmanship. Shiny and bright, this precious metal has been used since time immemorial and remains one of the most captivating materials to form objects with, its unique properties allowing it to be forged to suit almost any purpose – something which Sheffield based manufacturer Carrs Silver are certainly happy to help with.
The Carrs philosophy has always been to encompass new technologies and techniques whilst employing the finest of traditional hand skills in order to create a uniqueness of product and maintain the exacting standards of quality, that have always been the hallmark of Carrs’ luxury hotel silverware products. This philosophy is more than illustrated in our approach to product concept, design and engineering.
From individual requests and commissions to multi-product projects and collections often requiring critical and demanding specifications, our highly skilled development team are able to employ techniques ranging from free-hand concept drawings to sophisticated computer-aided detailed design specifications, for both the product and all necessary tooling that will be required during manufacture. To augment the creativity of our in-house team, we regularly work with independent designers from many different fields in order to maintain an awareness of fresh ideas and trends which we strive to reflect in our silver hotel cutlery.
About Carrs Silver
Carrs Silver is a Sheffield manufacturer rich in the traditional silversmith skills the city is famous for and committed to strengthening its reputation in the global market for classic and contemporary luxury hotel silverware. All Carrs Silver products are made in Sheffield, and grace the homes of many who appreciate the finer things in life around the world. Established by Ron Carr in 1977, initially making silverware gifts and accessories, the family-run business has grown to become one of the UK’s premier manufacturers of fine quality silverware and the largest supplier of silver hotel cutlery blanks to many other silverware companies. The Carrs philosophy has always been to encompass new technologies and techniques whilst employing the finest of traditional hand skills. Many of the workforce are second-generation Carrs employees, and the company regularly appoints apprentices so the experienced team members can pass on their silversmith skills to a new generation.
Carrs is the only UK silverware company to manage the silver fabrication process on-site. Its experience and expertise in the processes of melting, casting, rolling and forming silver alloys is well established and gives the company an unrivalled advantage in terms of quality and delivery management. Its production processes including metal-spinning, silversmithing and buffing are still traditional and highly skilled techniques, whilst other operations have benefitted from investment in new technology. Carrs continues to research and develop innovative engineering and manufacturing processes which mean it can maintain its high product quality, while keeping costs competitive. Visitors from all over the world come to the Sheffield manufacturing site to learn more about the Carrs Silver story and to witness the journey of Carrs Silver’s luxury hotel silverware products through their many stages, from melting to final polishing.
Carrs Silver has one of the top five concessions in the Homewares, Gifts and Stationery Department at London’s prestigious Harrods. The company has recently invested in a modern make-over of its concession, which is moving to its new location on the third floor. The Silver Room houses a unique assembly of handcrafted silver and stainless steel from some of the world’s best brands including Christofle, Greggio and Buccellati. Carrs Silver’s luxury hotel silverware products are also available in Mappin & Webb, Fortnum & Mason, and John Lewis in the UK as well as an extensive network of independent jewellery retailers around the world.