Oman architecture inspires furniture designs

British designer Bethan Gray is showing her latest collection of Omani-inspired handmade furniture at this year’s London Design Festival

The Shamsian Collection features a cabinet designated  Nizwa – after a desert fort fort – and the tables Dhow, Masirah and Paua.

“Cultural referencing is at the heart of my design philosophy,” said Gray. “Currently I’m particularly drawn to the graphic nature of Islamic art and craft”.

“Through my travels and research I’m inspired to create original, contemporary pieces that resonate with global, as well as local, audiences, and that have an elegant and timeless appeal.”