Rosenthal TAC Rhythm/form: Walter Gropius, decoration design: Bethan Laura Wood
Bethan Laura Wood is recognised primarily for her experimental designs that take a playful approach to colours and materials. To mark the Bauhaus anniversary, the British designer came up with an expressive anniversary pattern, which is reminiscent of the overlapping warp and weft of textile manufacturing and adds a flowing, playful and bright design to the rigid form. Wood also had the expressive weavings of Anni Albers in mind. Albers began her studies at the Bauhaus in 1922 and later also lived in one of the Masters’ Houses in Dessau with her husband Josef, who was an extremely influential painter, colour theorist and art teacher. The collection will initially be available as a tea service.
Bethan Laura Wood (*1983) studied product design at the Royal College of Art in London. Since she graduated in 2009, she has been harnessing her passion for colour, detail and materials to create expressive and exceptionally creative designs in her studio. Installations and works for brands such as Hermés, Bitossi Ceramiche, Kvadrat, Perrier Jouet and Moroso are a testament to her versatility. In addition the Brit has already exhibited her work at the V&A Museum of Childhood in London, the Swiss Institute New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo.