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.

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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.

Chippendale School of Furniture  Photography Phil Wilkinson
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Tel 07740444373

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
info@philwilkinson.net
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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