We were thrilled to see ex-student Anna Dugard’s wonderful console table featured in Furniture & Cabinetmaking magazine. F&C is an industry stalwart, it focuses exclusively on fine furniture with the aim of promoting excellence in furniture making, so we are always delighted to see our students’ work showcased.
Undoubtedly a singularly gifted and knowledgeable individual, it is reassuring to know that someone like Theo Cook is instructing and inspiring the next generation of furniture makers in their craft, as Martin Pim-Keirle discovers here.
Theo often shares his work and passion for woodworking on YouTube and has amassed a significant following over the years. Here we share with you some of his best videos with a short introduction to each.
In spring 2020 we moved into bigger, better, and newer premises! This means we’re expanding the school, the workshop, and our bench space, so we have new bench spaces available to rent in our shiny, new, well-equipped workshop. Update as of August
robinson house studio Furniture School’s New Premises We are absolutely delighted to have been able to secure new premises, still in central Newhaven with it’s great transport connections, in an amazing new building with eco-credentials and only a few minutes
James Dabell studied with us for a year and created some great pieces during his course. Since graduating, he has gone on to work at bespoke furniture maker Silverlining, which we take students to visit on their course. We caught
Out of all the pieces that received a Bespoke Guild Mark, the Claxton Stevens Prize is awarded to the best recipient from that year, recognising excellence in design, materials, craftsmanship and function for exquisite pieces of furniture.
There are so many directions students can go in once they finish studying with us, so we thought we would start highlighting a few of our alumni students and share with you what they’ve been up to since graduating. Laurent
So you’ve decided you want to be a furniture maker – spending your days in a workshop, coming up with great designs, building beautiful yet functional pieces from scratch. But where do you start? There’s a lot to consider, especially
School Founder and Principal Marc Fish has been featured in a recent issue of Modern Luxury magazine, after showing at the Design Miami exhibition. Marc Fish is represented in the US by gallery owner Todd Merrill, who showed Marc’s Ethereal
Marc Fish’s new piece, the Ethereal desk, was featured at the recent Design Miami exhibition, which ran from 4th-9th December 2018. Marc was pleased to be involved in the Todd Merrill Studio exhibition alongside artists such as Brecht Wright Gander,
Theo Cook, robinson house studio’s Vice Principal and Senior Tutor, has finished uploading his three-part series on how he made his bronze scraper plane. He enjoys making his own hand tools and has made many in the past, but making
The studio and the furniture school have been proud to have a heavy involvement with the Evolution of Tradition Exhibition at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour. The exhibition was in collaboration with the Furniture Makers’ Company, as the show exclusively exhibited
The Furniture Makers Company, along with Cube Video, have created this fantastic video about our work at the studio, how we strive to create new knowledge, and the value of a Bespoke Guild Mark award. We are showing Marc’s new desk,
We recently welcomed 5 new students to our school for our September intake. They’re a great group of people from a range of different backgrounds, who all have different reasons for joining us at the school, and it goes to
Every year, robinson house studio brings our fantastic graduates to exhibit at New Designers, the annual graduate design exhibition held in London. We think this is a fantastic opportunity for students to participate in what may be their first exhibition,
Todd Merrill’s beautiful home was featured in a recent issue of Architectural Digest, showcasing some beautiful pieces from the designers he exhibits in his New York gallery, including three of Marc Fish’s pieces. The foyer features a chair from
Theo Cook is one of the only people in the world capable of creating this fantastic Japanese Sunrise Dovetail joint. He runs dovetail courses here at robinson house studio, so you can learn to make dovetails from one of the
How did you get into furniture making? By chance, I used to restore classic cars and got into welding and metal fabrication. I started making sculptures and furniture in metal. I had some early success but when this dried up
If you’re thinking about taking a course in furniture design and furniture making, it’s a good idea to take into account the location of the school. It’s such an important factor, since you’ll be living there for a considerable amout
How did you get into furniture making? Straight after I had finished my last exam at school I saw an advert for a furniture assembler and thought I would apply. I got the job and started straight away. The job
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
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
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.
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.
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