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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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.

Qualifications

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.

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Testimonials

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
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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.

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SPOTLIGHT ON…GROUP 1 OF OUR 2022 GRADUATES

With only a few weeks to go until the 2022 Graduate Exhibition and Fine Furniture Sale, the soon-to-be-graduates of our Professional Course are putting the finishing touches on their fine furniture designs. Here we take a look at some of the students behind the pieces being exhibited at the show, say hello to Group 1,…

Student Carl Fink checks the details on his second project

A celebration of craftsmanship and woodworking talent: The 2022 Graduate Exhibition & Fine Furniture Sale 

We are delighted to announce the Chippendale School’s annual Graduate Exhibition and Fine Furniture Sale will be returning on the 15th-18th of June 2022. The graduating students of our 2021/2022 Professional Course will reveal the fruits of 9-months of labour in a showcase of exquisite furniture designs and impressive craftsmanship.

Iain Stirling

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This Stress Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight the positive impact woodworking can have on our mental wellbeing. After the last two years, it’s hardly surprising that many of us are suffering from poor mental health. Sadly, according to mentalhealth.org.uk, 74% of us currently feel stressed and overwhelmed. Fortunately, woodworking can help.  The hands-on action…