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Baker’s block

Baker’s block

Tom Smyth’s stand-out piece during his year with us was a monumental garden seat. His inspiration for the seat came from work he carried out on the roof of a listed 400-year-old timber framed barn in Hampshire. The link between a roofing project and a garden seat may...

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Flamed desk

Flamed desk

To be successful, furniture designers must have that indefinable X-factor. One student who has that talent in spades is Gordon Young from Edinburgh. His beautiful and functional desk in oak and flamed beech is sinuous, tactile and hugely practical. Gordon, who has a...

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Lacewood and chilling

Lacewood and chilling

Fiona Gilfillan is a designer who can add a touch of humour to her pieces. Fiona Gilfillan from East Lothian became the second student on our newly-introduced month-long intermediate course last year. However, sawdust got into her veins, and she then enrolled on our...

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Setting the compass

Setting the compass

Paul Hartman from Alberta, Canada made one of the most beautiful rocking chairs that we’ve seen for some years. It was inspired by the late-great Sam Maloof whose rockers are in national collections, and have been owned by US presidents. What was great about it was...

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Cocktail curiosities

Cocktail curiosities

Heather Jones from Los Angeles came on our professional course with no woodworking skills. But her Gertrude’s Cabinet of Cocktail Curiosities demonstrates that she has certainly learned them now. It’s a stunning and monumental piece 75cm wide and 100 cm high, and made...

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A last-minute Shaker

A last-minute Shaker

Ross Cunnison first came to the Chippendale school on one of our one-week introductory courses. It gave him a taste of sawdust, and we were delighted when he signed up for our professional course. We’re particularly pleased because Ross has really mastered the skills...

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Shou Sugi Ban

Shou Sugi Ban

Alex Stanton, from Brisbane in Australia, came to us after working for three years fitting timber floors and staircases. It gave him a grounding in working with wood, but not the skills needed to design and make fine furniture. But Alex has proved that he has...

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An island in the kitchen

An island in the kitchen

To succeed, good furniture needs to be functional and aesthetically appealing. Sometimes, on top of those qualities, it needs to be extremely hard-wearing. That’s the quality most evident in Jacob Corradi’s ebonised kitchen island in solid oak. It’s a wonderful...

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Manic table

Manic table

Good furniture design can simply be about making something that is entirely functional. Great furniture design is about injecting that extra bit of creativity that turns the ordinary into something absolutely bespoke. That’s what Matthew McGlone, originally from...

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Sitting on a wave

Sitting on a wave

Oli Juliusson, from Hafnarfjardur in Iceland, has become a furniture designer whose pieces conjure the spirit of the sea. It reflects his past as a trawlerman, and his design approach to honour the lives of Icelandic fishermen. It’s an approach that links his past to...

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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

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

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