Bethan Laura Wood obtained a MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art, under the tuition of Jurgen Bey and Martino Gamper. Since graduating in 2009, Bethan has built a multidisciplinary practice characterized by material investigation, artisan collaboration, and a passion for colour and detail.

Bethan enjoys exploring the relationships we make with objects in our everyday lives, and questions how they can become cultural conduits. She is interested in critical approaches to achieving sustainability in a mass consumption, production-driven context.

Bethan has undertaken multiple residency programmes, from London’s Design Museum to W Hotel in Mexico City, and regularly works with artisans from the regions of Venice and Vicenza in Italy.

Along side working closely with  Nilufar Gallery since 2011 for Limited edition and one off works, Bethan has been commissioned by a variety of international partners to create works and installations. Including, Perrier Jouët, Moroso, Valextra, Bitossi Ceramiche, Tory Burch, cc-tapis, Tolix , Rosenthal and Hermés. Her work has been exhibited in institutions such as V&A, Swiss Institute New York, Daelim Museum and MOT, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, and is part of the permanent collections of the Wellcome Collection and Abet Laminate Museum.

Bethan regularly gives lectures and heads workshops; including the MA in Luxury at ECAL, Switzerland.

Selected Awards / events of note


German Design Awards – outstanding Product – WINNER –  Tongue with Rosenthal

Beazley Designs of the Year – The Design Museum London – NOMINATED – Super Fake with CC-Tapis

EDIDA design awards – floor covering – WINNER – Super Fake with CC-Tapis

The ELLE Decoration British Design Awards – floor covering – WINNER

The ELLE Decoration China EDIDA Design Award nomination – floor covering – WINNER

The ELLE Decoration Japan EDIDA Design Award nomination – floor covering – WINNER

2017 –

THE DESIGN PRIZE – in the artistic realm – NOMINATED

2016 –

The British Land Celebration of Design ,

London Design Medals – Swarovski Emerging Talent Award – WINNER

Hublot Design Prize – FINALIST


Dulux colour award- Best use of colour in the arts & Contribution to colour – NOMINATED


Abet Museum – Play time table purchase for permanent collection

Design Week award – rising star – WINNER

Design Miami – Designer of the future award – WINNER

Ketel One Modern Craft Project – Uk awards – WINNER


Blickfang Award – Silver Zurich  – WINNER

Blickfang Award – Bronze Copenhagen  – WINNER

Blickfang Select – Chosen by Jamie Hayon

MUDAC – Totem no.5 purchase for permanent collection

One of 850 alumni invited to Diamond jubilee Royal academy of Arts Gala in attendants of the Queen

The design Museum – Designs of the Year – NOMINATED – Furniture – Moon Rock

Designs of the Year 2012 – NOMINATED – Product – Totem