Born with a love for design and timber it's no surprise that Neil carved a career out of furniture making. Growing up, his family's business was a successful architecture practice. That, combined with being surrounded by the native forest on the West Coast, sparked his interest in working with timber.
Neil worked after school as a young apprentice for a local furniture maker. After completing secondary school he moved to Christchurch to complete his diploma in Craft Design, going on to complete a bachelor of design, majoring in 3 dimensional studies at CPIT.
Two years spent working in London's inner suburbs renovating heritage buildings and creating high end interiors set Neils career in motion. Upon his return to NZ he managed a leading New Zealand furniture manufacturer's workshop, making furniture and interior joinery for customers nationwide and exporting to Australia. After being in this position for 12 years he moved on to start Parsons Green Furniture early in 2015.
Situated at the sea side suburb of New Brighton, Canterbury, Parsons Green is named after the area that Neil's London workshop was based in.