WHAT IS THE ‘EXPLORING EDEN’ COLLECTION?
With a shared commitment to natural materials, nurturing artisanal craft and sustainability, Nature Squared and Bethan Gray are both thrilled to showcase this ground-breaking and highly innovative collection of furniture and accessories.
‘EXPLORING EDEN’ COLLECTION
The collection includes a capiz shell shelving unit, jade and pheasant feather lounge chairs, pearl shell drum tables, with hero items including a scallop shell shell table and a pen shell coffee table.
Although Nature Squared’s surfaces can be found in the majority of the world’s superyachts, their latest venture with Bethan Gray brings a new perspective to furniture with the use of previously undiscovered materials, skills and techniques
Utilising nature’s finest and most beguiling materials, this collaboration brings Bethan Gray’s highly original and elegant designs to fruition.
Nature Squared now move from their roots in the bespoke market, to make their work accessible to a wider audience and promote the compatibility of such skills and quality with environmental, cultural and social stewardship.
This collaboration marks the coming together of like-minded and passionate people with a shared belief in nurturing craft and sustainability.
Exploration is at the heart of everything Bethan Gray and Nature Squared do. Bethan Gray is one of Britain’s most celebrated furniture and homeware designers, having been awarded four Elle Creative British Design Awards.
These exotic but plentiful shells are sourced from Filipino fishing communities with on-going conservation projects. These amazing scallop shells come in a wide variety of natural colours from acid yellow through to inky purple, and pink as seen on our scallop shell desk.
The scallops are widely eaten as a delicacy and the shells are discarded. We buy our shells from fishermen on the island of Negros, in the Philippines, from a fishing community we work with, where extensive conservation efforts are being made, especially in the recovery of damaged plastic fishing nets that choke the local seas. Our sourcing contributes to these efforts.
The goose feathers on our side table are individually hand-tinted black from the base, graduating through to the natural white of the feather’s tip. They are then matched for size and symmetry, inlaid by hand and then sealed with a layer of clear resin.
These feathers are a by-product of farming and the food industry. While goose down is widely known for its use in clothing and bedding, the quills are less readily sold.
This collection exemplifies the merging of traditional craftsmanship 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. The results are unlike anything that has ever been created for the furniture market before.
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