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Incubating success

Incubating success

It’s the end of term for our professional course students. We’ll shortly announce who our prize-winning students were. The class of 2018/19 made some exceptional furniture, and we’ll look again at some of the very best pieces over the summer. We’re also pleased that a...

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Flying high

Flying high

We’ve just held another very successful one-week introductory course, designed to give students an introduction to woodworking. It’s also a highly practical course that gives students a range of DIY skills. On the course, students learn how to make a hardwood box with...

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Sheikhen not stirred

Sheikhen not stirred

We’re always delighted to post news about former students’ work, particularly when they have a lesson to pass on. So, we’re pleased to feature Shane Elliot’s Prohibition Table which has been recrafted specifically for the Middle Eastern market. His quirky poker table...

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Out of Arabia

Out of Arabia

As an international furniture design and making school, our students come from far and wide. This year on our professional course we had students from the USA, Canada, Iceland, UK, Ireland, Australia, Poland and Germany. On our one-month intermediate course we’ve had...

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The philosopher’s chair

The philosopher’s chair

Giuseppe Merlino from the north of Italy is a graduating student whose pieces contain so much design inspiration. First it was a Bauhaus-inspired writing desk, containing much design elegance. It perfectly combines form and function in a table that is both simple,...

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A dram good partnership

A dram good partnership

It’s called uisge beatha in Scots Gaelic and means “the water of life.” It’s also providing a new life for two of our graduating professional course students, David Hall and Jacob Corradi. David, a former primary school teacher in Hong Kong, has acquired the domain...

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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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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