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.

Don’t Mess With Mesh

Lately, I have found myself drawn to all things mesh related, and for those who may have misread a key word in this sentence, I repeat mesh, not mess. However, I am not referring to an 80’s crop top mesh garment, although an updated version of that is back I am sure, but rather, perforated sheet metal. As a material for interiors, it has a lot of versatility by way of customising either the design or finish. At CED we have been incorporating mesh into our current design work as a feature finish in joinery or as a room divider. I particularly like it used as a thin transparent veil to create separation between two areas while maintaining the appearance of space, and it definitely adds an 80’s retro vibe that is trending right now in the design.

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