Bethan Laura Wood

Bethan Laura Wood graduated with an MA in Product Design from the Royal College of Art, where she studied under the tutelage of Jurgen Bey and Martino Gamper. Since 2009, Bethan has undertaken residencies with London's Design Museum and W Hotel Mexico City and worked in collaboration with artisans in Venice and Vicenza in Italy. Bethan's work, often focusing on the pattern, colouration and patination of objects, aims to rediscover, explore and celebrate different attributes and aspects of the "mundane", combined with research into the constituent elements of a modern city. In 2013, Bethan was awarded the Designers of the Future Award (sponsored by W Hotels), UK Ketel One Vodka Modern Craft Legacy Prize and London Design Week's Rising Star Award. Bethan opened her first solo show at the Aram Gallery during the 2013 London Design Week. Her work can be found in the public collections of Musee de design et d'arts appliques contemporains, Lausanne and the Abet Laminati Museum, Milan. Bethan currently teaches design at École cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL) in Switzerland and is represented by Nilufar Gallery in Milan.