Merton College Chapel, University of Oxford


In 2015, the Luke Hughes team worked with Merton College to improve facilities for the choir.

Merton has been commissioning furniture solutions from the Luke Hughes team for nearly thirty years.

This project sought to improve the lighting and music handling for the choir as well as protecting members of the congregation from falling wax. The college still favours traditional wax candles, not least because of the shimmering reflections in the linenfold wainscot panelling. 

Specially tailored choir lights with inconspicuous LED downlights were designed and installed alongside the new solid oak music desks. 

The final scheme minimised intervention to the chapel fabric, whilst adapting it seamlessly to modern requirements.

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