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

We are now taking applications for our full-time one-year course 2017/18 and an Early Bird Discount of £500 is currently available.

Full Time Courses

We are now taking applications for our full-time one-year course 2017/18 and an Early Bird Discount of £500 is currently available.

Part Time 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.

One Week 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.

Furniture Designs Under Way at The Chippendale Furniture School

By the end of week two, each of our students has designed, sketched and made a balsa wood model for their first piece of furniture
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Student places 2016/17

All 24 student places on our course 2016/17 are now filled.  However, you can still submit an application and your name will be added to our waiting list.  To do this, simply contact the school and ask for the appropriate application form. The dates for...
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Top honours from furniture school

A student from Russia has won top honours at the Chippendale International School of Furniture, for the first time in the school’s 31-year history. Iana Molotok from St Petersburg won Student of the Year at the prestigious school, against competition from...
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Speaking truth in love for Wallyford church

A community church in East Lothian has been gifted a new lectern by an American student studying in Scotland. Sam Rouse, originally from North Carolina, crafted and then donated the lectern to the Wallyford Livingroom Church, which dates back to 1926. Sam (24)...
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Coffee table roars in for new furniture designer

It’s a coffee table that thinks it’s a motorbike, and it’s the creation of a new Falkirk furniture designer. Ronnie Payne, a former RAF technician and police officer, has set up Ripplewood Furniture to design and make new furniture and carry out restoration...
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Double cheer at furniture school

It’s been a week of double celebration at the Chippendale International School of Furniture. The school, between Haddington and Gifford, is Scotland’s only furniture design school and has an international reputation as a place of teaching excellence. This week saw...
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EXHIBITIONS AND SALE OF FURNITURE 2016

  This year we are holding two exhibitions and sales of fine furniture, one in Edinburgh and the other at The Chippendale International School of Furniture – the details of which are as follows: EXHIBITION AND SALE OF FINE FURNITURE – EDINBURGH...
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A value for everything, and the cost of selling nothing

In the last of his series of articles on modern woodworking, Anselm Fraser, principal of the Chippendale International School of Furniture, looks at the thorny issue of how to price bespoke furniture. Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde, the 19th...
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Plain sailing for boating baby

When Sam Rouse found out that his wife Kayla was expecting a baby, he did what any father would do – he built a wooden crib in the shape of a boat. Sam (24) is an American student at the Chippendale International School of Furniture in East Lothian and is...
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Getting creative in real world furniture design

In the second of three articles on modern woodworking, Anselm Fraser, principal of the Chippendale International School of Furniture, looks at changing patterns of living, and how our smaller homes are influencing furniture design.  Every woodworker that...
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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