Medium

Fascinated by collections of everyday objects, Bethan Laura Wood creates products that explore and re-contextualize elements of the mundane. Often influenced by her local surroundings, Wood will incorporate characteristics of her current residence and collaborate with local manufacturers, as in her “Particle” furniture, which incorporates faux-wood laminate to reference packing materials—inspired while working from a location that was once a hub of banana importing. Wood is a graduate of the University of Brighton and the Royal College of Art, where she studied three-dimensional design and product design, respectively. After having established her own practice in London, Wood designs and produces a wide range of objects including jewelry, ceramics, large-scale interventions, and limited-edition lighting and furniture, such as her “Moon Rock” marquetry tables (inspired by craters of the moon) that exemplify her use of pattern, coloration, and patina.

Selected exhibitions
2020
Collective Design at Frieze New York 2020Collective Design
2019
VFD10: Punish the StreetsNew Art Projects
2013
Nilufar Gallery at Design Miami/ Basel 2013Nilufar Gallery

Shrine, 2012

XL candelabra
21 7/10 × 17 3/10 × 15 7/10 in
55 × 44 × 40 cm
Location
Milan, Milano
Medium

Fascinated by collections of everyday objects, Bethan Laura Wood creates products that explore and re-contextualize elements of the mundane. Often influenced by her local surroundings, Wood will incorporate characteristics of her current residence and collaborate with local manufacturers, as in her “Particle” furniture, which incorporates faux-wood laminate to reference packing materials—inspired while working from a location that was once a hub of banana importing. Wood is a graduate of the University of Brighton and the Royal College of Art, where she studied three-dimensional design and product design, respectively. After having established her own practice in London, Wood designs and produces a wide range of objects including jewelry, ceramics, large-scale interventions, and limited-edition lighting and furniture, such as her “Moon Rock” marquetry tables (inspired by craters of the moon) that exemplify her use of pattern, coloration, and patina.

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