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...
Garden chairs and shou sugi ban

Garden chairs and shou sugi ban

Matt Hanley is a former arboriculturist who brings an enormous respect for the raw material of the woodworking trade to his furniture designs. His two garden chairs reflect that philosophy of working with the natural form of the wood, rather than shaping or veneering...