Welcome to The Chippendale International School of Furniture

Furniture Design School in the heart of Scotland

Located outside Edinburgh, Scotland, The Chippendale International School of Furniture is one of the world’s most renowned furniture making and design schools.

Founded in 1985, each year we welcome furniture design students from across the world to learn the best of traditional and modern furniture making.

Based in the heart of Scotland, we equip our students with the skills they need to launch their own woodworking business. Find out more about our furniture design courses below.


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If you are looking to embark on a career change or you have an interest in the art of woodworking and furniture design, get in touch and arrange in a visit.

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School Life

Our professional course, which equips students with all the skills and acumen to go on and run their own furniture making and design business, is a nine-month long course running from October to June each year.


Graduates from The Chippendale International School of Furniture receive a certification recognised worldwide and are equipped with all the skills required to run a successful woodworking business.

Chippendale School of Furniture  Photography Phil Wilkinson
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Find out what other graduates from the Chippendale International School of Furniture had to say about their experience of learning from the best and mastering their furniture making and design skills.

Chippendale School of Furniture  Photography Phil Wilkinson
Tel 07740444373

Meet The Team

Meet the people behind the Chippendale International School of Furniture. Our team is made up of woodworking experts who are here to help you learn and master the best in furniture making and design.



Latest from the blog

Marion Morris

Marion Makes: When artistry meets woodworking

When art and woodworking collide, you get Marion Morris – a recent graduate of The Chippendale School’s Professional Course and the founder of Marion Makes. During the 30-week course, Marion impressed us with her unique approach to woodworking, often combining her artistic abilities with the structural integrity of the furniture to create fun, standout pieces…

Alirio Pinilla with his furniture

Meet Furniture Maker Alirio Pinilla, 2022 Student of the Year

Before enrolling on our Professional Furniture Making Course, Alirio Pinilla enjoyed a 14-year career in manufacturing. Deciding to take a break from the corporate world to pursue life as a furniture maker, he signed up to attend the Chippendale School of Furniture. 9-months on, Alirio received the coveted Student of the Year Award for his…

Brick-built and turned orbs by Molly Johnson


Last but by no means least we have Group 6 of our 2022 graduates, featuring quite the talented bunch of fine furniture makers. You can see their unique designs and impressive craftsmanship at the Graduate Exhibition next week. Taught by Graham Davies, Group 6 is made up of the incredible Molly Johnson, Luca Dal Molin,…