Founded in 1985, the Chippendale International School of Furniture ranks amongst the world’s top furniture making and design Schools, and each year we welcome up to 25 furniture design students to learn the best of traditional and modern furniture making.

Founded in 1985, the Chippendale International School of Furniture ranks amongst the world’s top furniture making and design Schools, and each year we welcome up to 25 furniture design students to learn the best of traditional and modern furniture making.

Founded in 1985, the Chippendale International School of Furniture ranks amongst the world’s top furniture making and design Schools, and each year we welcome up to 25 furniture design students to learn the best of traditional and modern furniture making.

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Full Time Courses

The Chippendale International School of Furniture is one of the world’s pre-eminent furniture design and making schools, teaching age-old skills and modern making techniques in a beautiful rural location close to Edinburgh, Scotland’s vibrant capital city.  The school is highly rated by Education Scotland, and we are now taking applications for our full-time one-year course 2017/18 for which an Early Bird Discount of £500 is currently available.

Full Time Courses

The Chippendale International School of Furniture is one of the world’s pre-eminent furniture design and making schools, teaching age-old skills and modern making techniques in a beautiful rural location close to Edinburgh, Scotland’s vibrant capital city.  The school is highly rated by Education Scotland, and we are now taking applications for our full-time one-year course 2017/18 for which an Early Bird Discount of £500 is currently available.

Short Courses

We also run five-day ‘taster’ courses, which give a valuable introduction to fine woodworking skills, helping you to determine if a future in woodworking is right for you.

If you go on to join our 30-week course, the cost of the short course is fully deducted from the full-time course fees.

Short Courses

We also run five-day ‘taster’ courses, which give a valuable introduction to fine woodworking skills, helping you to determine if a future in woodworking is right for you.

If you go on to join our 30-week course, the cost of the short course is fully deducted from the full-time course fees.

Exhibitions and Open Days

Each year, the Chippendale International School of Furniture welcomes students from around the world to our immersive 30-week course. The quality of furniture that the students make is always amazing, and at the end of each year their work can be enjoyed by members...
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Iconic Scottish hill redesigned as coffee table

It’s the famous extinct volcano that overlooks Edinburgh, and although nobody knows how it came to be called Arthur’s Seat, it’s said by some to be the site of legendary Camelot. The 822 foot high hill has been featured in many novels, including Frankenstein by...
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Nelson’s spirit to live on as captain’s sea chest

A long plank of decking from an illustrious British battleship is being reborn as a sea chest for the new captain of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the UK’s new aircraft carrier. The seven foot piece of teak from HMS Nelson was gifted to the Chippendale International School...
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Chippendale International School of Furniture, Gifford, East Lothian, EH41 4JA, near Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

T: +(44) 0 1620 810680  E: info@chippendale.co.uk

Chippendale International School of Furniture, Gifford, East Lothian, EH41 4JA, near Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

T: +(44) 0 1620 810680
E: info@chippendale.co.uk