Bethan, winner of the Best British Design Award 2013/14 has an extraordinary background. Her family hails from an ancient Rajasthani clan that over centuries migrated across Arabia and Persia before settling in the Celtic heartland of Wales. It’s a journey and heritage that weaves a rich pattern of influences and inspirations, which draw on craft traditions of both East and West.
To this Bethan adds an innate ability to translate and transform a variety of cultural references into iconic contemporary pieces.
“Cultural referencing is at heart of my design philosophy. Through my travels and research I’m inspired to create original contemporary pieces that resonate with global, as well as local, audiences. I’m particularly drawn to the graphic nature of art and craft”
Bethan Gray 2016
Her work has been exhibited in Dubai, New York, Paris, Milan and London, and her own boutique collections are available globally from leading retailers such as Harrods, Liberty, Bon Marche and Lane Crawford.
Having taught at Central Saint Martins, she continues to value the importance of nurturing the next generation of talent. Bethan works extensively on supporting the revival of traditional Art and Craft through Turquoise Mountain, a charity founded by HRH Prince Charles, as well as by direct collaboration with master craftsmen on exquisite commissions and collections.
• Each roll is L 394" x W 19" (53SqFt)
• Repeat: none
• 1-2 week lead time
• Heavy-duty wallpaper with paper top-layer and non-woven backing. Glue is applied to wall
• Fire rating USA ASTM E 84-10 EU B-s1
Jade and gold illustration on jade green background
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