Elliott Barnes graduated from Cornell University in New York State in 1985 with a Masters in Architecture and Urban Planning. In 1986 the AIA registered architect began his career with Arthur Erickson Architects in Los Angeles and at the same time pursued an academic career teaching at renowned universities in the United States and at ENSAD (National School of Decorative Arts) in Paris.
In 1987, he joined the office of the renowned designer Andrée Putman, who in 1997 handed over the management of her firm to him; a position he occupied until 2003.
In 2004 Elliott Barnes created his own design firm in Paris. His aesthetic talents meant that he was immediately sought-after for high-end design projects, including private residential properties, retail and institutional spaces, hotels and spa installations in France and abroad.
The Elliott Barnes style resides in his elegant handling of light and use of both unusual and noble materials which invest unique, exclusive spaces with an innovative approach to luxury.