A sustainable furniture collection with NATURE SQUARED
Bethan Gray is delighted to announce a new partnership with Nature Squared who have been at the cutting-edge of sustainability and social responsibility for 18 years.
‘When I met Nature Squared co-founders Paul Hoeve and Lay Koon Tan, I knew we were kindred spirits as soon as I heard their story and realised how passionate they are about nurturing craft. The opportunity to work with these incredible materials, and apply them to furniture for the first time, has been really exciting, especially as it will bring Nature Squared’s work to the attention of a wider audience and expand their stewardship of Filipino craftspeople in the Philippines ’ - Bethan Gray
With a shared commitment to natural materials, nurturing artisanal craft and sustainability, Nature Squared and Bethan Gray are both thrilled to showcase their ground-breaking Exploring Eden collection of furniture and accessories to the public for the very first time.
After significant research and development, Nature Squared have diligently created new engineering solutions that merge traditional artisanal skills with precision furniture making and exquisite design. The inlay process for each item takes many weeks to complete due to the intricate detailing and high quality finish – and the results are unlike anything that has ever been created for the furniture market before.
Utilising nature’s finest and most beguiling materials, this collaboration brings Bethan Gray’s highly innovative and elegant designs to fruition.
The collection consists of a capiz shell shelving unit, jade and pheasant feather lounge chairs, pearl shell cylindrical stools, with the hero items including a scallop shell table and a pen shell coffee table.
‘Exploration is at the heart of everything Nature Squared and I do. The Exploring Eden collection of furniture and accessories is our first expression of our shared passion for discovery, experimentation and pushing the limits of natural materials. Our journey has only just begun’ - Bethan Gray
Exploring Eden will launch at Rossana Orlandi during Salone Del Mobile Milano 9-14 April. Via Matteo Bandello, 14/16, 20123 Milano MI, Italy