Alice by Bethan Gray: Milan preview

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Designer Bethan Grey's first tableware collection Alice will be presented at Milan Design Week next month, during a one-off theatrical dining event and exhibition which will be held in the windows of design store Spazio Pontaccio.

The tableware range, featuring a herringbone chopping board, striped chopping board, cheese board  & dome, and bespoke cake stand and shallow bowl, was inspired by the iconic architecture and design Bethan saw on various trips across Europe and the Arab states.

Gray explains: "The idea for the geometric patterns of the Alice tableware range came specifically [from] the ninth-century Amalfi Cathedral in Italy and the twentieth-century San Giovanni Battista in Mogno, Switzerland. I'm especially fascinated by the combination of black and white stone and the stripes and chequerboard patterns which make them such striking buildings."

Homebuildlife subscribers can read more about current uses of stone in design in our material focus, Made of Stone.