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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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A side and games table

A side and games table

Most pieces of furniture have one obvious and entirely functional purpose to perform, so it’s always good to see a piece of furniture that doesn’t quite know what it is. Because if you fold up Roderick Groenewegen’s games table, made from mahogany with alder and...

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Gods of feast and beauty

Gods of feast and beauty

One of the reasons that Vanessa Johnston from Seattle won the Chippendale Society Prize 2018 was the coherence of her olive ash and wych elm furniture collection. It’s a collection that includes bedside tables, chair, intricate clock, and a dining table that is held...

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Pepperwood table takes Demarco prize

Pepperwood table takes Demarco prize

The Richard Demarco Prize 2018 has been awarded to an American student whose pepperwood and walnut round table “transcends craftsmanship and design.” John Grillo, a former business intelligence analyst from Denver, Colorado, was presented with his certificate at a...

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Vanessa wins Chippendale Society prize

Vanessa wins Chippendale Society prize

Vanessa Johnston from Seattle has been awarded a prize from the Chippendale Society, to mark the 300th birthday of Thomas Chippendale. Vanessa was awarded the prize at a graduation exhibition in Edinburgh by Dr Adam Bowett, chairman of the Chippendale Society, who...

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