Bethan Laura Wood designed her Push and Pivot Rings Collection in 2010, during a residency with AAA Cercasi Nuovo Artigiano. The pieces were produced in collaboration with artisans Eugene Lovato and Arduino Zappaterra. Inspired by the metalwork seen on the buildings that line in the streets of Vicenza, the rings in the collection are made of galvanized gold plated silver, laser cut in clean graphical shapes. Each ring can "pivot" or "push" to create different ways of wearing and encourage interaction with the wearer. Two ring sizes are available: 16.75 and 17.32.
Wood earned an MA in Design Products from the Royal College of Art, under the tuition of Jurgen Bey and Martino Gamper. Since graduating in 2009, she has built a multidisciplinary practice characterized by material investigation, artisan collaboration, and a passion for color and detail. She is interested in critical approaches to achieving sustainability in a mass consumption, production-driven context.
Wood has undertaken multiple residency programs, from London Design Museum to W Hotel in Mexico City, and she regularly works with Italian artisans from the regions of Venice and Vicenza. Alongside working closely with Nilufar Gallery since 2011 for limited-edition and one-off works, Wood has been commissioned by a variety of international partners to create objects and installations, including Perrier Jouët, Moroso, Valextra, Bitossi Ceramiche, Tory Burch, cc-tapis, Tolix , Rosenthal, and Hermés. Her work has been exhibited in institutions like the Victoria & Albert Museum, Swiss Institute New York, Daelim Museum, and Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo and can be found in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, Wellcome Collection, and Abet Laminate Museum. Wood regularly lectures and leads workshops; including the MA in Luxury at ECAL.