Voyage of the Super Fake designed by Bethan Laura Wood for CC-TAPIS
Landing at Silvera London on the 17th September 2018
The “Hyper Craft” is a universe which unites the digital and the artisanal, the technological and the traditional. Dichotomies which are reflected visually in the Silvera UK space, a sensory experience of a rave housing The Super Fake Collection designed by Bethan Laura Wood.
The Super Fake Collection is based on different rock formations, whose surface patterns are created through the organic build-up of sediment through time and a combination of materials under pressure. In these rugs each layer or facet is represented by a variety of beautiful rug-making techniques which have been developed over centuries by Tibetan artisans.
Bethan uses the rock as a reference to explore the post-Instagram and Snapchat world, where the fleeting two-dimensional image, collide with a physical and tactile reality, the hyper-, and super-, fake spill into our daily lives.
ABOUT BETHAN LAURA WOOD DESIGNER.
Bethan Laura Wood obtained a MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art, under the tuition of Jurgen Bey and Martino Gamper. Since graduating in 2009, Bethan has built a multidisciplinary practice characterised by material investigation, artisan collaboration, and a passion for colour and detail. Bethan enjoys exploring the relationships we make with objects in our everyday lives, and questions how they can become cultural conduits. She is interested in critical approaches to achieving sustainability in a mass consumption, production-driven context.