Portfolio Case Study

Ministry of Justice

The Supreme Court, 2009

'Furniture serves for function and evolution, also disappears in harmony'



TNA Design Studio were part of the design team for the new Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. We created a series of furniture for the courtrooms and the Justice's workrooms. 

The project was part of the renovation of the former Middlesex Guildhall on Parliament Square, London, led by Feilden+Mawson Architects. The completed Supreme Court was opened by H.M. the Queen, in October 2009.


Items designed;
-Benches (hearing desks for Justices and Advocates)
-Justices document trolleys
-Advocates Assistants desks and bookcases
-Judical Assistants & Registrars desks
-Court Room 2 public seating
-Desk units in Justices offices

Court Room 1 & 3
Timber: Black American Walnut
Leather: dark Green

Court Room 2
Timber: European Oak
Leather: dark Blue

Our goals for the project were to provide modern facilities and comfort for the furniture of the Court Rooms and to harmonise them with the other elements of the interiors.

Starting by researching hearings in the House of Lords and by measuring the size and volume of documents brought into the courtroom, we designed this set of environmentally integrated furniture for optimum performance for the Justices, whilst also integrating the latest and future IT equipment.


Partners in the project
Luke Hughes & Co.
Feilden & Mawson

Morley von Sternberg


Size of items (mm)

CR1: W950 x L9,000 x H760
CR2: W950 x L6,000 x H760
CR3: W950 x L5,500 x H760

-Justices document trolley
W1,150 x D320 x H700

-Advocates assistants desk with bookcases
D1,250 x L9,500 x H760

-Court Room 2 public seating
D580 x L5,500 x H840

-Desk unit in Justices office
D1,000 x W2,000 x H750

'Ona' series by Kusch+Co, designed by Jorge Pensi - Modified by TNA - altered size, materials and finish

The building is available to visit.
The Supreme Court website

For press requests of new Supreme Court, contact Rob Boyland, Communication Manager, +44 (0)20 7960 1887.  For information on the project, contact The Ministry of Justice - press office, +44 (0)20 3334 3536








なお、この最高裁判所は見学できます。詳細は最高裁のHPの 'Visiting The Court' をご参照ください。