About us

Chipp Designs – makers of handmade curved furniture

We started Chipp Designs in 2008, both designing and making our own handmade curved wooden furniture, with the business decisions based on our strong ethical principles forming our main aims:

~ to create beautiful, handmade curved furniture and designs for a fair price

~ to be mindful of environmental issues

~ to nurture a traditional craftspersons way of life

Mark Chipp, Chipp Designs, handmade curved furntiure

Mark Chipp; designer and maker of beautiful, handmade curved furniture

We are a small business and care deeply about each piece of furniture crafted in our workshop on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park. Our inspiration comes from the natural forms found in nature, such as you would find in a meandering river and from the desire to show the warmth and beauty of the natural wood. Derbyshire is a wonderous, picturesque county providing great space and beauty within which to contemplate and bring up an active family, but happily, also provides most of the business contacts and suppliers that are required for a designer/maker of furniture.

Mark is a practicing Buddhist which melds into the way he does everything. One of the corner pins of being a Buddhist is being ethical, which is the way he also runs his business. He makes his furniture to order, so as not to mass produce; the price he charges reflects both the materials and the hours put in, honestly; the materials he uses are limited to both FSC graded and to four wood types most commonly found.

Handmade curved furniture by Chipp Designs. Beautiful, contemporary furniture.