Hugh Elliott was born in Somerset in 1954. Graduating from Bristol in Furniture Design in 1976 he spent time as a designer in the Sultanate of Oman before returning to the UK in 1983 as a director of his own furniture design company Alchemede.
With more than 25 years experience of developing cabinet furniture for retail, his designs have successfully sold through many of the leading furniture retailers including Marks & Spencer, John Lewis and Laura Ashley. Hugh has also worked with clients in the United States of America and Asia, including Ethan Allen Inc and Charleston Forge.
He is a member of the Chartered Society of Designers and was made a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers in the City of London in 2009.
"I am fascinated by furniture and the way we interact with it in our daily lives. From the mundane to ceromonial there's a piece of furniture that relates to almost every aspect of our existence, literally from birth to death. My influences are rooted in Arts & Crafts and the simple functional elegance of Scandanavian design."