Rob Elliot, is a furniture designer/maker, who was born in the historic town of Selkirk in the Scottish Borders, where he still lives and works.
He has been around timber his entire life...spending hours as a boy making things in the carpenter's shop at his father's sawmill.
After leaving school he went into the family business, where he learned more about the various native hardwoods being processed at the mill.
"One day I was admiring the grain of the timber when it stuck me that it was such a shame to cut up this beautiful material for such basic things as boards and fence posts. It was then that I decided to create furniture to show off the natural shapes and forms of the wood."
Rob specialises in Elm and only uses trees that have died naturally, preserving their beauty through his hand-crafted furniture.
Since 1987 Rob has developed his ideas and built a portfolio of increasingly striking pieces.
Recently Rob was awarded the Louisa Waterford Prize by an eminent panel of judges for his Flow Desk and Chair.
Here's a selection of his work. More can be seen on his website via the link below.
Pebble Yin Yang Dining Table
Chest of Drawers
Dining Table with Granite Insert
Yin Yang Yong