A dream to be proud of

A dream to be proud of

Charlie Camp’s beech drinks cabinet, veneered with mahogany, satinwood and walnut, is a thing of functional purpose and great beauty. It combines elegance and a sense of light, with exterior and interior mirrors watergilded in 24 carat gold. It’s therefore a cabinet...
Dunne and vinyl dusted

Dunne and vinyl dusted

Tom Dunne from Herefordshire is a gifted young student who shows that fine craftsmanship, a keen eye for design, and attention to detail can be acquired at any age. He was unsure what to do after leaving school, but a visit to the Chippendale school earlier last year...
A not-so-safe safe

A not-so-safe safe

At first glance it looks like the kind of safe that a bank would keep its money in overnight. But on closer inspection it turns out to be a not-so-safe wooden imitation that, with a turn of the opening handles, reveals itself to be a drinks cabinet. It’s the fantastic...
Mirror, mirror

Mirror, mirror

It’s difficult to define when something designed for a humble function transcends that purpose to become a work of art, but Archana Pai’s clarsach mirror has certainly made that transition. A former Internal auditor and chartered accountant, Archana wanted to make a...
A frankly beautiful console table

A frankly beautiful console table

Frank Kirwan is local to the school and enjoyed a career in finance before embarking on a professional course at the Chippendale school “to see if I could do it.” He certainly can, as the quality of his output has shown both woodworking skill and design talent.  Not...