Pink Scallop Shell Desk



The pink of these shells is natural. These amazing shells come in a wide variety of colours from acid yellow through to inky purple. The scallops are widely eaten as a delicacy and the shells discarded.

We buy our shells from fishermen on the island of Negros, in the Philippines, from a fishing community we work with, where extensive conservation efforts are in train, especially in the recovery of damaged plastic fishing nets that choke the local seas. Our sourcing contributes to these efforts.

We have selected these for their subtle pink colouration; trimmed them to show the natural striated texture to maximum effect, then inlaid them. Once inlaid we have filled them over with a layer of contrasting colour.

The Exploring Eden collection comprises ten key pieces including furniture such as armchairs, tables and shelving, perfectly complemented by accessories such as paper weights, bookends and bell jars – each one the outcome of Bethan’s explorations into the possibilities of these exciting materials.

Made to Measure

We are always happy to produce pieces to client specifications and can make changes to height, depth, width and internal composition on most collections. Colour variations can be developed on request and we can even create entirely bespoke furniture and homewares. Please contact the development team for further information and pricing.

Production Lead Times

Bethan Gray Design collections are handmade by master craftsmen, so please allow a six-week lead time for pieces from the collection and eight weeks for bespoke requests.


We deliver to Europe and North America from our London hub.

Each piece will be individually packaged, and our trusted logistic partners offer a superb service. On arrival, you can choose curbside delivery or a white glove service which includes installation in the room of choice and the removal of crates and other packaging. Shipping times vary according to location, but pieces can be air freighted more quickly for time sensitive projects.

Care Instructions

Bethan Gray Design collections are handcrafted using the highest quality materials with naturally occurring variations making each piece unique.

Contract Specifications

Bethan Gray Design collections are made using certified and responsibly sourced materials. If you have a specific requirement such as testing for flame retardancy or FSC timber certification, please do not hesitate to get in touch and these can be arranged on request.