MADE TO MEASURE
Dhow Tall Boy
Dhow Coral Pink
The bedroom collection affords Bethan the opportunity to extender her signature Nizwa and Dhow patterns into more rooms in the home, where she has particularly treated the headboard space as a perfect canvas for showcasing Shamsian’s beautifully executed marquetry. As one big open space, it makes the most of the pattern and the metallic overlay shines.
There is a charm in the way both patterns work across headboards and bedside cabinets, flowing across each in waves of pattern with an enticing point of view.
Each piece is made to order, allowing for the length and width of the wooden base and the pattern of the headboard to be customised to accommodate different mattress sizes and individual bedroom needs.
Made to Measure
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We use Italian straight grain and Bird’s Eye maple veneer, both hand dyed and laser cut to fit the flowing lines of the Dhow pattern, but each piece is laid with its grain travelling in different directions, depending on the pattern, in order for the light to catch at different angles. This lends a three-dimensional depth and texture to the pattern which lends each piece a unique movement and interest.
The pattern is created by overlaying long, thin brass strips which translate the Dhow lines Bethan initially drew on paper. Great care has to be taken not to damage these fragile, malleable strips; these can only be cut to a certain length so we had to adjust the pattern to make the strips work.
Each cabinet is designed with adjustable feet which Shamsian and his team turn by hand on a metal lathe, completed with a highly polished but tactile finish.