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Space redefined by a designer darling and must-haves from all around the globe. By Sharmita Summugam.
Dining table, Bethan Gray for Lapicida Inspiration behind your Stud table? That was inspired by the stud detailing found on doors in the Asian and Arabic worlds. Originally studs served as a means of attaching two materials als together, such as leather and wood. Over time they became more ornate and were used as a decoration in themselves. Your home is filled with ... ? Pieces I’ve collected from across the globe. Wherever we travel, we love to collect textiles and wooden utensils including spoons and chopping boards made by local craftspeople. I’m absolutely obsessed with these! I’ve combined them with my husband’s art collection, which mainly comprises of works by Pablo blo Picasso and Jean Cocteau. Ideal materials to work with? ? Natural materials, of course. Recent collaboration?
Stud side table, One with stone specialist Lapicida, a,
Bethan Gray who is just as passionate about stone as I am. We’ve collaborated on a series of dining tables that feature complex brogueing details, precisely carved into the solid slab of marble by y state-of-the-art Very early on in my creative process I’m already thinking about how a product could be made. Quite often I will talk to the craftspeople about the level of detailing that they are experts in and that can be added. Sketch book or camera? I take tak my camera everywhere with me and I’m always taking photos of det details that influence my research. Upcoming Up projects? A very exciting project involving objects ob made from semi-precious stones – that’s all I can say at the moment. Currently working on? Overseas collaborations that further explore my love of pattern and geometry. I’m also expecting my first child this summer. Cake stand, Bethan Gray for Lapicida m machinery before being handfi finished by Lapicida craftsmen. First memory of art and discovering your passion? I had my first taste of design a at a very young age as my grandfather gran worked as a forester a and made small carved objects for me as a child. He really nurtured my love of crafting objects from natural materials. The nuts and bolts of creating an object?
FTea set, at Hermes.com (available in Hermès stores from May)
Gray and her husband love artists such as Picasso
Glamzonia cushion, Christian Lacroix at Janine