Scott Monument – Museum Furniture

Scott Monument – Museum Furniture

Standing at over 200 feet high, the Scott Monument is a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is the second largest monument to a writer in the world and is situated in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh. The monument has a compact museum space discovered up a tight spiral staircase 100 steps high.

Working with the design agency Studioarc, we were approached to carry out the construction design, build and installation of new museum furniture. Four bespoke pieces of furniture were made using a range of contemporary materials that would be different yet sympathetic to the incredible oak panelled interior. This included black Valchromat with solid brass inlay, marbled Hi-macs and natural dark leather. The suite of furniture incorporated seating, glass display cabinets, touch screen display items and lightbox interpretation panels. The project was a great challenge to be involved in, especially as each piece of furniture had to be engineered to come apart in small sections so we could negotiate the extremely tight spiral staircase and small doorways.

The new furniture has transformed the museum space in the monument and certainly helps to inform visitors of the fascinating history and legacy of Walter Scott and the monument.


Corten Steel
Enamel panels