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Alex Cunningham – Class of May 2016

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Alex Cunningham gave up the city and his job as an Architectural Engineering Consultant to develop his woodworking from a hobby to part of his working life.  Alex’s personal project piece was a contemporary writing desk, with a nod to Art Deco, in Cherry and Walnut.  His aims after the course were to establish a career in collaborative design and build projects.  Since the course he has been back in London working on his lighting brand Orinoko Design while finding work as a set designer and build manager.  In 2017 he will head to Brazil where he’s organised a work placement with Casa Na Arvore, a treehouse building company near Sao Paulo.  He’ll live in a treehouse for 4 months and contribute to the design and build of some of their new projects.  He’s excited by the prospect.  Alex says, “After a bit of travel the plan is to get involved with (or even launch) a social enterprise focused around carpentry and design – ideally not too far from the sea!”

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