Chris Funnell

Chris Funnell

Red acrylic and wenge cabinet When Chris came to us after 20 years of making furniture, he wanted to create the kind of furniture he had dreamed of. After a 40 week course Chris has set up his own business

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50 Week Furniture Design & Makers’ Course

50 Week Furniture Design & Makers’ Course

This one year course is aimed at those who are looking for a big change in their life. Do you wonder if you have the creativity and the ambition to run your own business? We’ll teach you everything you need to know, right from the beginning.
Start: January/May/September | Cost £19,000.

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Christopher Richards

Christopher Richards

Mobius light Having spent the last 30+ years working as an architect, I was keen to branch out into both designing and making things. I looked around for a suitable course and Marc Fish’s studio at robinson house was the

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Spindle Moulding Weekend Class

Spindle Moulding Weekend Class

The spindle moulder is a versatile machine – we cover safe use and setup, rebating, shaping, using formers, tenons, power feeds, jig making, and guarding.
Dates: TBC.
Cost: £295.

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Wood Machining Weekend Class

Wood Machining Weekend Class

For either a beginner or an intermediate. If you’ve invested in new machines and want to know how to safely use or set them up, on this two day course you can learn from the professionals!
Date: TBC
Cost: £295

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Student Success Stories: Simon Robson

Student Success Stories: Simon Robson

Our one year furniture making course puts you in a great position to start your own furniture making business – and plenty of our students do! So we wanted to chat with some of our alumni who have gone on

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Why study in Sussex | Brighton

deck chairs on Brighton beach

If you’re thinking about taking a furniture making course, of course you’ll want to make sure you’ve picked the best course for you. But make sure you don’t overlook location! It’s not just about the course, it’s also about the

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Interview with Laurent Peacock

Interview with Laurent Peacock

You started out as a student here, what made you want to take the course? I did a design degree ages ago, and decided when I finished that degree that maybe it wasn’t quite what I wanted to get into,

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Advanced 50 Week Furniture Design & Makers’ Course

Advanced 50 Week Furniture Design & Makers’ Course

This one year course is aimed at those who are already trained or self taught, and are looking to push themselves. Do you wonder if you have the creativity and the ambition to run your own business? We’ll help you to expand your knowledge and put it into practice.
Start: January/May/September | Cost £18,000.

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2 Year Furniture Design & Makers’ Course

2 Year Furniture Design & Makers’ Course

This two year course is aimed at those who are looking for a big change in their life. Whether you’re deciding what to do after college, or looking for a career change, this course is ideal, and suitable for complete beginners.
Start: January/May/September 2018 | Cost £32,500.

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50 Week Furniture Making Only Course

Marc Fish leading a talk

This one year course is aimed at those who are interested in making and crafting, and might be keen to work as a maker for a designer in the future. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, right from the basics.
Start: January/May/September | Cost £18,000.

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Recap of New Designers 2017

Recap of New Designers 2017

In July we were thrilled to be part of the New Designers exhibition, showcasing our graduate students’ best work at our robinson house studio stall. Among our exhibitors were Christian Watson, Richard Warmisham, Dan Ryder Cook, Gary Adams, Sarah Christensen, Lubica Patekova, James Linard, and Laurent Peacock – who was recently awarded a Guild Mark for his Sika console table.

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Ex-student Laurent Peacock wins Guild Mark

Ex-student Laurent Peacock wins Guild Mark

Ex-robinson house studio student Laurent Peacock has been awarded Bespoke Guild Mark no.465 by the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers. The Guild Mark was awarded for his Sika console table, inspired by the stance and hide patterns of a young deer.

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Interview with Theo Cook, Senior Tutor

Interview with Theo Cook, Senior Tutor

Theo Cook created this amazing Japanese sunrise dovetail joint which got over 11 million views on Facebook. Click here to find out more about his fantastic dovetails. What’s your role here at robinson house studio? I am vice principal and

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