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, Abet Laminati, Moroso, Valextra, Kvadrat, Bitossi Ceramiche, Tory Burch, cc-tapis, Tolix and Hermés. Her work has been exhibited in institutions such as V&A Museum of Childhood, Swiss Institute New York, Daelim Museum and MOT, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.

Bethan regularly gives lectures and heads workshops; she currently teaches on the MA in Luxury at ECAL, Switzerland.

Selected Awards / events of note

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

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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