Highlights from the Furniture collection

Discover the fascinating design stories behind our Furniture collection, spanning over 600 years of British and international furniture design and production.

This film goes behind-the-scenes in our furniture store and conservation studio, revealing the stories behind key pieces, including an elaborate Victorian washstand designed by eccentric architect William Burges and a lacquer screen by Irish-born designer and architect Eileen Gray. Contemporary furniture designers Ron Arad and Gareth Neal show us around their London studios and share the design inspiration and manufacturing techniques behind the Bookworm 8005 bookshelf (Arad, 1993) and George chest of drawers (Neal, 2013).