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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Introductory Course

The school runs a number of five-day introductory courses during the year that teach valuable DIY skills and, if a student then enrols on our professional course, the cost of the introductory course is fully deducted from the professional course fees.

Introductory Course

The school runs a number of five-day introductory courses during the year that teach valuable DIY skills and, if a student then enrols on our professional course, the cost of the introductory course is fully deducted from the professional course fees.

Intermediate Course

Our month-long intermediate course is aimed at keen hobbyists who wants to take their skills to the next level. With a maximum of only two students at a time, there are no set start and finish dates.

Intermediate Course

Our month-long intermediate course is aimed at keen hobbyists who wants to take their skills to the next level. With a maximum of only two students at a time, there are no set start and finish dates.

Professional Course

The Chippendale school is one of the world’s pre-eminent furniture design and making schools, and this is our flagship 30-week course that provides a pathway into professional fine furniture design and making. We are now taking applications for our professional course 2018/19.

Professional Course

The Chippendale school is one of the world’s pre-eminent furniture design and making schools, and this is our flagship 30-week course that provides a pathway into professional fine furniture design and making. We are now taking applications for our professional course 2018/19.

Bringing the past back to life

The Chippendale school is more than a place of learning.  On top of incubation space where graduates can set up in business, it also comprises kitchen design and making, and a restoration business. In charge of restoration is Clare Charleston who has been at...
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Tambourine Man

When you’re a student woodworker not long out of school, you’d think that the natural thing would be to design and make simple pieces of furniture. Not so Isaac Young, from Suffolk, who has created a walnut and olive ash sideboard cabinet comprising well over...
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Learning the ancient art of gilding

This week we’re privileged to have Richard Walker, one of Europe’s foremost experts in the ancient art of gilding, at the school. Over a two-week period, Richard will be teaching our students the finer points of oil-gilding, water-gilding and verre eglomisé, the...
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If you have any questions about the school or how we can make your stay with us comfortable and stress-free, we can arrange a Skype appointment for you. We’re here to help!

  Skype Name: info@chippendale.co.uk

If you have any questions about the school or how we can make your stay with us comfortable and stress-free, we can arrange a Skype appointment for you. We’re here to help!

 

Skype Name: info@chippendale.co.uk

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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