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 26 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 26 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 2019/20.

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 2019/20.

Complementary Courses

These new courses are intended to complement the introductory, intermediate and professional woodworking courses that the school already offers. Our new complementary courses are intended to teach skills ancillary to furniture design and making, while still being relevant to both hobbyist and professional woodworkers and non-woodworkers alike.

Complementary Courses

These new courses are intended to complement the introductory, intermediate and professional woodworking courses
that the school already offers. Our new complementary courses are intended to teach skills ancillary to furniture design
and making, while still being relevant to both hobbyist and professional woodworkers and non-woodworkers alike.

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Success Stories

Read just some of our students
success stories and what they have
achieved from our school

Baker’s block

Tom Smyth’s stand-out piece during his year with us was a monumental garden seat. His inspiration for the seat came from work he carried out on the roof of a listed 400-year-old timber framed barn in Hampshire. The link between a roofing project and a garden seat may...

Flamed desk

To be successful, furniture designers must have that indefinable X-factor. One student who has that talent in spades is Gordon Young from Edinburgh. His beautiful and functional desk in oak and flamed beech is sinuous, tactile and hugely practical. Gordon, who has a...

Lacewood and chilling

Fiona Gilfillan is a designer who can add a touch of humour to her pieces. Fiona Gilfillan from East Lothian became the second student on our newly-introduced month-long intermediate course last year. However, sawdust got into her veins, and she then enrolled on our...

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