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.

Chairs Are Not Just Chairs

Chairs are no longer just a functional piece of furniture but they have become a sculptural work of art, that you can also sit on. Mid-Century designers have long since realised this but the market has exploded with a variety of forms ranging in style from space-age futurism to vintage modernism. Here are some designs I love.


Lounge Chair - Pierre Paulin Platner Easy Chair - Knoll

Mart - B&B ItaliaSol - Molteni & C