Showcasing the remarkable range of Chippendale’s work at Harewood House.

To coincide with the national Chippendale 300 celebrations to mark the tercentenary of the birth of Thomas Chippendale, Designer, Maker, Decorator will showcase the remarkable range of Chippendale’s work at Harewood House.

Thomas Chippendale (1718 – 1779), born just down the road from Harewood in Otley, was one of 18th century Britain’s finest and most innovative furniture makers.

Designer, Maker, Decorator offers a new way of looking at his work and a story unique to Harewood, and for the first time, will explore the variety of skills and activity carried out by Chippendale to form the interiors of Harewood House.

In 1767, Chippendale began what was the largest and most lucrative commission of his career, offering a bespoke service to furnish the newly built Harewood House.

As part of the celebrations, the programme will include an innovative, mirrored display of Harewood’s acclaimed Diana and Minerva Commode on the State Floor, a contemporary response to the work of Chippendale by artist Geraldine Pilgrim in both the Courtyard and Terrace Gallery, and taking the form of a trail through the House and grounds, the exhibition will showcase the breadth of Chippendale’s craftsmanship and activity at Harewood.