The Chippendale International School of Furniture (Chippendale School) is one of the world’s most renowned furniture making and design schools. Based in the heart of Scotland, it attracts students from across the world looking to study the best of traditional and modern furniture making.
Founded in 1985, the Chippendale School is the only school of its kind in Scotland. Its career-focused intensive courses provide solid grounding in every aspect of furniture making, design and restoration, as well as teaching business management and marketing skills that will enable students to launch their own business after graduating. Students work with high quality local Scottish materials within large well-equipped workshops and are instructed by a team of dedicated tutors and visiting experts.
The school is situated 3 miles south of the historic town of Haddington, just a 40-minute drive from Edinburgh and less than half an hour from East Lothian’s stunning coast. Surrounded by open fields and gentle rolling hills, it provides a peaceful and meditative atmosphere for those looking to learn a new skill or carve out a career in woodworking in a focused and supportive environment.