AboutFor the last thirty years in his Gloucestershire workshop, Derek Elliott and his team have been making furniture that is both clean and contemporary in its style, yet made with a craftsman's keen eye for detail, symmetry and most importantly âsoul'
âThese days I find the emergence of a piece of furniture is at its most rewarding when I feel like a child at play. Wood definitely seems to have a soul,' he says of his work. âIt certainly engenders warmth, excitement, personal placement with a sentiment akin to love'
With furniture not normally to be found in a gallery or fine art context, Derek intends this exhibition to have a unique twist. Each piece will be accompanied by music, especially composed to bring out its personality, purpose and meaning. Additionally, in a collaborative project, Elliott and Co have also been inviting writers to submit work on the theme of âChrysalis' with the winning story to be exhibited as part of a writer's desk.