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

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success stories and what they have
achieved from our school

Renowned designer joins our team

When you want to teach furniture design, you take on the very best furniture designer. That’s why we’re so delighted to announce that the internationally-renowned Ben Dawson is joining the Chippendale team as Design Tutor. He will also have a secondary role supporting...

A parliamentary guest of honour

We’re delighted that Martin Whitfield MP is to be guest of honour at our professional course graduation next month. Martin was elected to the East Lothian constituency at the last election. We know he’ll be impressed by the great pieces of furniture that our students...

Reflections

It’s the end of our annual gilding fortnight and our professional course students have made some wonderful stuff. Rachel Faulkner from Newcastle has once again shown herself to have very real artistic talent. She’s well into carving a pair of intertwined hands for her...

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

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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