AT FIRST I TRAINED AS AN INTERIOR DESIGNER AT THE KLC SCHOOL OF DESIGN, BUT SOON AFTER LEAVING I BECAME FRUSTRATED WORKING WITH OTHER FURNITURE DESIGNS INSTEAD OF CREATING MY OWN. THIS LED ME TO FURTHER STUDIES AT “THE CHIPPENDALE SCHOOL OF FURNITURE”, WHERE I LEARNT TO MAKE FURNITURE. IT WAS THERE THAT I FIRST DISCOVERED AN ORIGINAL “PROHIBITION TABLE” IN THE STUDY OF THE HEAD TUTOR. THE ENCOUNTER SPARKED MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH THIS TYPE OF DESIGN.

I HAVE ALWAYS CALLED MYSELF “THE ELLIOT COLLECTION” FROM THE TIME WHEN I STARTED SUCCESSFULLY SELLING ART FROM THE FAR EAST AND THE NAME HAS NOW STUCK.

MY FIRST PIECE OF FURNITURE THAT I MADE WAS NATURALLY INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL PROHIBITION TABLE THAT I FIRST SAW, IT WAS EXHIBITED IN SHANGHAI AFTER AN INVITATION FROM THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AND LATER ON IN A SHOWROOM IN LONDON’S KING’S ROAD. THE VISION TODAY IS TO PRODUCE GAMES AND DRINKS TABLES IN THE STYLE OF THE PROHIBITION TABLES, BUT TO MARRY BOTH DRINKS AND GAMES TABLES TOGETHER. THE MOST RECENT PIECE IS” THE POKER PROHIBITION TABLE”. THE DESIGN MARKS A TURNING POINT FOR THIS COLLECTION.