Vicente’s journey from Mexico to the Chippendale School of Furniture
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 are made of sweet chestnut with striking fused glass strips and rosewood details. The legs and seat are made from olive ash. Vicente designed the glass inserts and his mother, a glass artist who is still based in Mexico, fused the pieces together in her kiln at 700 – 800 degrees centigrade.Read More