Showcasing our 2021 international furniture design talent

We are excited to announce Chippendale Schools 36th annual Graduate Exhibition and Sale in September 2021!

The school are thrilled to be hosting an array of fine furniture crafted by our students of the Professional Course over the last nine months, from Wednesday 8th September to Saturday 11th September.

Find out all of the details and what you can expect from our 2021 show in this blog…

Our annual Graduate Show 

Our student on the professional course, adding the final touches to their 2021 graduate piece

Each year, our professional course attracts many aspiring woodworkers from around the world, where we provide all the necessary skills to help graduates get set up and run their own furniture making businesses, covering everything from design techniques to marketing strategies.

The school has real focus on sustainable practice in cabinet making and furniture making. It is important for us to use locally sourced natural materials across the campus, from the timber used to create bespoke furniture items to the natural oil finishes, and waste materials such as sawdust, used to heat the workshops during the winter months.

We love to welcome students from allover the world and on this year’s course there are 23 students from the UK, Mexico, The Netherlands, USA, Spain, Israel and Russia. Students this year include Chris Taylor, founder of Northcote Furniture, who strongly believes in his motto; ‘sustainability through versality’ meaning that the furniture he designs will be multifunctional so that one piece can be used in a variety of settings.

Another of our students, James Weir from Coventry, gave up his career as a Saville Row tailor to pursue his passion for working with wood. Look out for his curvaceous veneered lampshades and sleek set of oak side tables at the Graduate Exhibition.

Words from our school principal, Tom Fraser  

“We are delighted to announce the dates of our upcoming Graduate Exhibition and Sale 2021 and are looking forward to celebrating the achievements of our students of the Professional Course. This will mark a pivotal moment for graduates as they embark on the next stage of their woodworking journeys and future furniture making careers.”

“The exhibition will be open to the public over four days in September and showcased online so that people from around the world can also tune in and enjoy some of the outstanding work our talented students have produced.”

How to come and see the 2021 Graduate Show

Professional course student Lennert Knoch, kneeling proudly with his finished desk – ready for the 2021 Graduate show!

If you are looking to come along to the 2021 Graduate Show, tickets must be pre-booked for our exhibition and sale. The tickets are free and can be reserved on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chippendale-school-of-furniture-graduate-exhibition-2021-tickets-162432962363

Like last year, the Chippendale School will also be hosting a virtual showcase so that more visitors can enjoy the exhibition, wherever you are in the world! Live and pre-recorded videos will be shown on Facebook and Instagram as well as being published on the School’s website www.chippendaleschool.com.

We look forward to seeing you all at the 2021 Graduate Show!

If you are thinking about studying woodworking at the Chippendale School, we are currently accepting applications for our 2022/23 Professional Course which will enable you to become a qualified maker. If you are interested in this or any of our other courses, see more information here.

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