Inspiration has many origins and can be somewhat unpredictable. A great designer understands their inspirational source and becomes a conduit for the creativity to flow. The skill is in taking seemingly unrelated imagery and conceiving a new visual context that inspires a body of work.

Christopher Elliott is truly passionate about great design, continuously seeking and anticipating the current global trends and forecasts. This visual diary reflects products, styles and images that both inspire and guide Christopher’s work.


On a molecular level geometric shapes form part of nature, therefore we instinctually and subconsciously respond to them as human beings. They can be infinitely arranged to create complex patterns which can evoke numerous feelings and emotions. Yet, geometry is nothing new and no matter how contemporary a geometric design is, it also echoes the past. As a designer I appreciate this about geometric shapes and I find I’m constantly drawn to use them in my design work. I like the strength and visual tension that they can bring to a design but they can also impart a sense of balance and harmony. It seems that they will always have a place in the design world and in particular interior design but how they are used and what designs are created will varying greatly.

Geometry of FormThe House of Mirrors Painting - Peter Daverington

Geometric shapes - Christopher Elliott DesignCole & Son Wallpaper - Geometric 'Circus'