Chippendale School 2024 Graduate Exhibition & Sale: 13–15 June 2024, Edinburgh, Scotland

Maria Hensley's hallway bench

The Chippendale International School of Furniture proudly announces the return of its eagerly anticipated Graduate Exhibition & Fine Furniture Sale, which will take place from 13–15 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.

From Thursday 13 June to Saturday 15 June 2024, visitors will have the exclusive opportunity to witness an array of exceptional pieces meticulously crafted by those on the intensive 30-Week Professional Course.

With an international reputation for kickstarting the careers of skilled 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.

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.


Kevin Tronel’s vinyl record cabinet

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 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're 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.”

Refreshments during the event will be provided by local Edinburgh and North Berwick businesses Pizza Geeks and Steampunk Coffee. Admission to the exhibition is free, with advance booking of time slots required.

Visit Eventbrite to secure your spot.

For those unable to attend in person, the exhibition will also be showcased online via the School’s website, Facebook and Instagram channels.

Chippendale International School of Furniture
Myreside Grange, Gifford
Haddington, East Lothian
EH41 4JA
01620 810 680