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Made in London: Kaymet Trays

Did you know that there are over 3,000 manufacturers in London? It came as a surprise to me that there are still so many manufacturing industries surviving and thriving in London. Kaymet is one of them.

Kaymet S18 stack Ribbed  (Emerald Green / Gold on top)

They have been hand making anodised aluminium ware in London since 1947. Their classic designs, evolved over the years, feel fresher today than ever. Evocative of midcentury glamour they have simple and timeless beauty about them.

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Kaymet products were first produced at a factory on Kennington Lane, near the Elephant & Castle, London and ever since then their manufacturing has always been in the same area of South East London.

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If you are interested to know more about what diverse enterprises can be found in London, take a look at and follow Instagram @madeinlondon.uk, created and curated by Kaymet’s Mark Brearley.

In 2013, after a few decades of difficulties, the company reinvented itself and refreshed its’ identity.

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From 2018 all products are hand made at Ossory Road. The updated design are produced in a variety of striking colours and laminates.

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Image by @dimensioneph

 

In 2017 Kaymet began opening their factory up to the public during the annual London Open House weekend, and the business continues to play its part in celebrating the capital’s thriving manufacturing scene.

Today Kaymet trays are sold at some of the leading and most prestigious retailers in the UK, such as John Lewis, Harrods, Liberty, Fortnum & Mason as well as all over the world.

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you Anya, for writing such a nice post about Kaymet, and for giving a mention to my efforts to celebrate London’s 3,000 manufacturers. Good luck with your own excellent venture. Mark, Kaymet.

    • Hi, Mark, thank you for your response, very pleased you like the post. You create beautiful designs. Very nice to see a successful business manufacturing in the UK. All the best! Anya

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