This is a furniture student blog by Vicente Ridaura-Harvey from Tampico in north-east Mexico, five hours from the US border near the Gulf of Mexico. The photographs show the wonderful ‘throne’, one of the pieces created by Vicente at the Chippendale School of Furniture. Vicente explains that the arms and curved back of his chair …
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A blog by Rupert Phelps, a former telecoms consultant
This is my blog about the 15 weeks that I have been at the Chippendale International School of Furniture.
I was a Senior Technical Telecoms Consultant working for a rather large blue chip organisation in the town of Staines in south-east England; back in May 2010 I decided to pack in my exceedingly dull, sedentary, paid, existence in leafy Middlesex suburbia for a new more physical, creative, self-motivated, countryside lifestyle. Most of my friends thought I might have been going through a midlife crisis; they might have been right, but it was a proactive midlife crisis at that!
The ultimate goal is to become a self-employed furniture maker and designer. With little or no woodworking skills, the quest was set.