Set the SCENE

Space re­de­fined by a de­signer dar­ling and must-haves from all around the globe. By Sharmita Summugam.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Life -

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

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