Beautiful Design

Ben Dawson is a leading designer and manufacturer of furniture for architectural interiors, and is recognised for successful integration of high technology and virtuoso craftsmanship.

Our work ranges from boardroom tables and senior executive office suites to project-wide furniture for parliamentary buildings.

We enjoy long-term relationships with some of the most respected names in business, the professions and the public sector, and we work in close partnership with many acclaimed architects and interior designers.

"Consistently exceeded our benchmarks for quality and on-time delivery"

Richard Thorpe, Mace Ltd

Project Manager, RBS Gogarburn HQ


Since the company was founded in 1983, Ben Dawson has become one of the most respected furniture designers & manufacturers in the UK. We combine traditional furniture-making skills with computer-aided design and computer controlled machining. Based in Musselburgh, just outside Edinburgh, with an international airport and first class road and rail links on our doorstep, we enjoy close working relationships with clients throughout the UK, across Europe and in the Middle East and the USA.

“Ben Dawson never fail to deliver”

Neil Grassie

Head of Group Property
RBS Americas



Our approach is essentially flexible. We can work from an open brief or an architect's vision on the one hand to detailed specifications or technical drawings on the other. Uniquely, we can also take one of our standard collections as a starting point and tailor individual pieces to suit our client's specific requirements.

Projects may begin in different ways, but they always arrive at the same conclusion - furniture that fulfils an architectural scheme through seamless integration or dramatic standout. Furniture that is as beautiful as it is practical.

“Meticulous attention to detail delivered without fault”

John Lowe, Richard Rogers Partnership, Architect, National Assembly of Wales


Whether it is a special one-off commission or a variation of one of our standard collections, each piece of furniture is tailored to the individual customer’s specific requirements. Designs are visualised using three-dimensional computer models which are in turn developed into detailed production drawings. As-built records are retained indefinitely should matching pieces be required in the future.

Our design and technical capabilities are complemented by the skills of our project managers, guaranteeing smooth progress through the design development process, workshop production and on-site installation.

Client List

Aegon UK

Allied Irish Bank

Baillie Gifford

Bank of Ireland


British Airways

Bute Estates

Capital International

Clyde & Co




Dundas & Wilson

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Franklin Templeton

Foreign and Commonwealth Office




Herbert Smith

Hymans Robertson

Maclay Murray & Spens

McClure Naismith

Morton Fraser

National Galleries of Scotland


Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Scottish & Newcastle

Scottish Parliament

Scottish Widows


Simmons & Simmons

Standard Life

Tods Murray

Turcan Connell

Welsh Assembly