Chippendale School flings doors open for 39th Graduate Exhibition & Fine Furniture Sale 

The Chippendale International School of Furniture proudly announces the return of its eagerly anticipated Graduate Exhibition & Fine Furniture Sale, taking place in June 2024. This will be the 39th annual showcase for the renowned institution with expectations high for an extraordinary display of fine furniture crafted by this year’s graduating cohort of talented makers. (Pictured above, Jean-Philippe Clark’s hallway bench)

From Thursday 13 June to Saturday 15 June 2024, visitors will have the exclusive opportunity to see and buy an array of exceptional pieces meticulously designed and made by those on the intensive 30-week Professional Course.  

With a reputation for helping to kickstart the careers of eager woodworkers, the Chippendale School’s Professional Course equips aspiring furniture makers with the essential skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the industry, covering everything from design techniques to marketing strategies. 

Kevin Tronel’s vinyl record cabinet

The 2023/24 course cohort boasts 30 exceptionally talented students hailing from all over the world, from the Dominican Republic to Germany, Holland, France, Canada and the USA.  

Among the spotlighted makers is Kevin Tronel from France whose matching pair of mid-century easy chairs, and vinyl record cabinet, both made from Oak, are a perfect example of the joy in putting a contemporary twist on a traditional style.  

Also gracing the exhibition is Maria Hensley from the UK, presenting her hallway bench in Oak and Danish woven cord. Attendees can also marvel at the striking fluted column cabinet in Sycamore made by Chlomo Hutcheson from Edinburgh.  

Chlomo Hutcheson’s fluted column cabinet

Tom Fraser, Principal, commented:  

“Our annual Graduate Exhibition is a testament to the dedication and talent of our Professional Course students. Year after year, we are inspired by the creativity and ingenuity displayed in their final designs. This event offers a unique opportunity for visitors to witness the finest emerging global furniture design talent and even take home a piece that captivates them.” 

Pizza and coffee during the exhibition days will be provided by local Edinburgh and North Berwick businesses Pizza Geeks and Steampunk Coffee.  

Tickets are free but time slots must be booked in advance – click here to book. 

For anyone who can’t attend in person, the Exhibition will also be showcased online via our website, Facebook and Instagram channels. 


If you’re interested in finding out more about our Professional Course, click here. 

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