Inside Design with Bethan Gray

In the second of Great Western Studios’ Inside Design series of exhibitions, furniture designer Bethan Gray will be showcasing her luxurious yet understated design aesthetic.

Bethan Gray
Bethan Gray

Leather product and accessory designer Bill Amberg  kicked off the series, which aims to uncover the processes and craft behind various design projects.

Carve table
Carve table

Gray’s exhibition will feature the debut of her range of home accessories made from stone, and will provide an overview of her practice, which is very much indebted to her ‘strong Welsh roots’, according to Great Western Studios.

Brogue table
Brogue table

Her heritage has enforced Gray’s passion for working with natural materials, and she cites the influence of her cabinetmaker great-great-grandmother and forester grandfather as key in her passion for crafting objects in materials such as wood and stone.

Brogue table in production
Brogue table in production

Gray graduated from DeMontfort University, and went on to be awarded a Habitat New Designers’ Award by Tom Dixon in 1998. She has since designed for retailers including Marks & Spencer, Conran Shop, and Habitat, where she was head of furniture design.

Noah Lighting
Noah Lighting

Later on this year the Inside Design Series will see Pearson Lloyd take over the gallery in September, and will create a new installation for its show.

Side table
Side table

Inside Design with Bethan Gray runs from 26 April – 9 May at Great Western Studios, 65 Alfred Road, London W2.

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