A conversation with Simon Macintyre, a specialist tutor in furniture restoration who runs his own restoration business in Sussex in England.
Simon Macintyre is one of the Chippendale International School of Furniture’s external tutors. He teaches the skilled techniques involved in the furniture restoration of fine furniture for a week in the first term and a second week in the third term.
Extracts from a feature in Good Woodworking magazine in October 2011. Reproduced with thanks. Original words: Darren Loucaides. Photos: Dave Roberts.
Chippendale International School of Furniture, 25 miles east of the cultural city of Edinburgh Scotland’s capital, is out for summer, and stalking around the exhibition hall and workshops, quiet but for our footfall on the rugged floorboards, the atmosphere is eerie. Continue reading
The Chippendale International School of Furniture only takes 20 students onto our intensive furniture courses each year. As our name suggests, the Furniture School has always been ‘international’ in nature and several students from the US and Canada join the course every year, so, rest assured, you’ll be in excellent company! Continue reading