Central to the design process is the idea of an independent-minded man who constructs his own lifestyle, and who therefore needs versatile modern classics – pieces that make a statement of elegance and quality, and that avoid a transitory modishness.

Dalvey aim to have a focused range: to perfect key designs using construction techniques that guarantee performance and functionality. This means that a large part of the design and development process involves researching materials and craft skills, and this work runs alongside and informs the development of all their designs.