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.

A bespoke doggie footstool

They’re man’s best friend, but that doesn’t mean they like to have someone use them as a footstool. But for dog lovers everywhere, an Edinburgh woodworker who has just graduated from the Chippendale school has come up with the answer. Fergus Hart can design and...
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Our three American students graduate with distinction

Three American students have graduated with distinction, with one graduate having his signature piece exhibited at the Scottish parliament. New Yorker Zachary Schnitzer had his draughtsman’s table chosen for the parliamentary exhibition by Professor...
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Famous five chosen for parliament

Five fabulous pieces of furniture made by our 2017 graduates are to be exhibited at the Scottish parliament. The school is grateful to Iain Gray MSP, our elected representative in the Scottish parliament, for sponsoring the exhibition, and to Professor Chris...
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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