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She loves to experiment. Colours, patterns and materials in particular.

THE WORKS OF BETHAN LAURA WOOD MOVE BETWEEN ART, DESIGN AND CRAFTSMANSHIP. ALL OF THEM BEING QUITE EXTRAVAGANT ITEMS. THE ENGLISH DESIGNER, WHO HAS HER OWN STUDIO IN LONDON, STUDIED PRODUCT DESIGN AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART UNDER MARTINO GAMPER AND JURGEN BEY. SHE DESIGNS FURNITURE, LAMPS, JEWELLERY AND CARPETS FOR MANUFACTURERS SUCH AS MOROSO, HERMÈS AND KVADRAT.

FOR ROSENTHAL, BETHAN LAURA WOOD DARED TO TAKE ON A REAL CLASSIC: THE TAC PORCELAIN SET THAT WALTER GROPIUS DEVELOPED IN THE 1960S WITH HIS ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE BY THE NAME OF THE ARCHITECTS COLLABORATIVE. SHE HAS DESIGNED A GRAPHIC MOTIF THAT IS INSPIRED BY THE WOVEN WORKS OF BAUHAUS. HER SECOND PROJECT FOR ROSENTHAL IS A CREATIVELY AND TECHNICALLY SOPHISTICATED TEA SET THAT IS AVAILABLE IN DYED PORCELAIN.

Tongue

HOMAGE TO THE CLASSIC

Inspired by the combination of the lid and handle on Walter Gropius’ TAC teapot, British designer Bethan Laura Wood created a tea set that is both striking and expressive in homage to the iconic original.

A distinctive slender handle, the rim of which protrudes over the lid, and a spout featuring a sunken relief create the linear body of the pot. The teapot lid, with its profiled upturned shape, is in dialogue with the handle. The limited tea set is available in the colour variants "Peacock" and "Pelican".

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Tac Rhythm

Bauhaus inspired art of weaving

Bethan Laura Wood is particularly appreciated for her experimental designs that play with colour and material. For the Bauhaus anniversary year, the British designer created an expressive jubilee motif reminiscent of overlapping warp and weft threads in the manufacture of textiles, providing the austere shape with a flowing and, at the same time, playfully colourful motif.

Wood also had in mind the expressive weaving works of Anni Albers, who studied at the Bauhaus from 1922 and later lived in one of the master houses in Dessau with her husband Josef, who was regarded as an extremely influential painter, colour theorist and art teacher.

About

Bethan Laura Wood

We talked to the designer about her love of crafts, her epiphanies in Selb and English tea time with German porcelain.

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Rosenthal Porcelain Collections

Rosenthal has stood for innovation and design, quality, sophisticated craftsmanship and perfect porcelain for over 130 years. In cooperation with designers, artists and architects, such as Walter Gropius, Raymond Loewy, Patricia Urquiola or Christophe de la Fontaine unusual, timeless and modern collections of porcelain have been produced for households and gastronomy that express an individual and exclusive table culture. Glasses, sets of cutlery, pots, kitchen helpers, furniture and accessories complement the fascinating world of products in the Living and Gifts sectors. Our products are found at specialist retailers in Germany and in more than 105 countries throughout the world.

Discover our entire range of well-designed cups, glasses, plates and sets of cutlery to match every occasion at the Rosenthal online shop, too. From a glamorous wedding to a relaxing BBQ evening or a stylish Christmas present, our brands Rosenthal, Rosenthal meets Versace, Thomas, Hutschenreuther and Sambonet offer tasteful and trend-conscious products that suit your lifestyle.

Let our products inspire you to take joy in the process of giving presents to your loved ones and to make your own home more beautiful.

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