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Until I joined the 2014/15 course at the Chippendale International School of Furniture, I had no experience whatsoever in designing or making furniture, writes Fiona Thorburn, one of this year’s students. Given my novice state, I decided to try something simple but elegant: a console table for my house in… read more >>

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Anselm Fraser, the Chippendale’s principal, recently gave a talk to students at Ampleforth College, one of the country’s leading public schools. Here’s what he had to say. Ampleforth College is all about providing its students with a first-class education and a compass for life. Both are important; education is invaluable,… read more >>

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Fishing a favourite stretch of river is one of the most satisfying of country pursuits – and even better if you happen to own that stretch of river. And now, one talented woodworker is giving fishing enthusiasts the chance to bring that bit of river inside their homes. Fergus McCoss… read more >>

Perfil GOMO

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It’s an absolutely unique chaise longue. Contemporary, slender and amazingly comfortable. It also represents the very best of British woodworking craftsmanship and high-end Portuguese design. The Gomo, of which only 36 will be made, costs £6,000 and is crafted from ash and American black walnut. It was recently exhibited at… read more >>

Chad Simmons on a short woodworking course

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The Chippendale International School of Furniture is shortly to run a one-week Chippendale Experience course. Anselm Fraser, the School’s Principal, says it would make an ideal Christmas present. Over the years, we have trained hundreds of people from all over the world to realise their dream of becoming professional furniture… read more >>