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Bikinis and originality

Bikinis and originality

  “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”  (Ecclesiastes 1:9) It’s an apt quote for every furniture designer to remember because, while you may think that your innovative idea for a next-generation...

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Another four of the best

Another four of the best

  We’ve posted about graduating students who have already set up in business, turning their Chippendale qualification into a professional career. Here are four more talented woodworkers who have also taken the plunge, two of them taking advantage of...

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Taking their first steps

Taking their first steps

  Several of our graduating students are taking their first steps into a professional woodworking career and have set up in business. Here’s a look at four of our budding entrepreneurs and their equally new and shiny websites – and we’ll feature some other new...

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Being realistic but aiming high

Being realistic but aiming high

  At the Chippendale school, we love to sell furniture or, more precisely, we love it when our students sell what they’ve made. We’ve just had our annual Open Days and public exhibitions to showcase the work of our graduating students, and many were able to sell...

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Being friends with a new kind of furniture

Being friends with a new kind of furniture

  We all know (at least roughly) who Rachel, Ross, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe are. But in case you’ve only recently returned from a long stay on Mars or Jupiter, they’re characters in the New York sitcom Friends. The series, which seemed to run for about 50 years,...

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A period of calm for a curriculum of success

A period of calm for a curriculum of success

  It’s that time of year when the class of 2016/17 has left us and the class of 2017/18 has yet to arrive. It’s a time therefore for reflection.  To reflect on what we do well and to see what we could do better. It’s something we do every year because, in a...

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The art of creating form and function

The art of creating form and function

  Running a successful furniture design school is all about teaching the techniques and skills needed to design and make beautiful furniture. In a sense, teaching those skills and techniques is the easy part because making basic furniture is something that human...

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Over the moon with what our students make

Over the moon with what our students make

When Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon in 1969, his first words were, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” They are words that will resonate down through history, providing inspiration for generations to come. Neil Armstrong always...

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Drinking from a lotus flower

Drinking from a lotus flower

Jonathan Downing, from Surrey, studied industrial design at Northumbria University and, after a period in a workshop in Newcastle, enrolled at the Chippendale school. Jonathan will be setting up JD Woodworking from workshop space in or around London. His talent and...

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Chippendale International School of Furniture, Gifford, East Lothian, EH41 4JA, near Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

T: +(44) 0 1620 810680
E: info@chippendale.co.uk