Criss Cross Blooms

Bethan Laura Wood
ZIGZAGCRISSCROSS at The Aram Gallery ©Fernando Laposse_KZ7A0374_pinup

This vivid wall-light was inspired by Wood’s visit to Mexico such as floral displays, the Aztec-meets-Deco architecture of the Palacio de Belles Artes, chilli-sugar treats, triple-relief Baroque decorative details and the colourful treasures filling Mexican markets. She worked with Pietro Viero, a Pyrex master in Italy, and Nouvel Studio, a Mexican glass specialist, to make work that criss-crosses the boundaries of local and global design, acting as a conduit for creative communication.


_Bethan Laura Wood_ZIGZAGCRISSCROSS at The Aram Gallery ©Fernando Laposse_KZ7A0177_pinupBethan Laura Wood

London, UK

Bethan Laura Wood obtained a MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art and since graduating in 2009, Bethan has built a multidisciplinary practice characterised by material investigation, artisan collaboration, and a passion for colour and detail. Bethan has undertaken multiple residency programmes, from London’s Design Museum to W Hotel in Mexico City, and works with artisans from Venice and Vicenza in Italy. Bethan has been commissioned by a variety of international partners, including Nilufar Gallery, Kvadrat, Bitossi Ceramiche, Tory Burch, and Hermés. Her work has been exhibited in institutions such as V&A Museum of Childhood and MOT, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.

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Photography by Fernando Laposse