Rainbow maximalist to headline Women in Design Commission

The 2023 MECCA x NGV Women in Design Commission recipient is the inspiring multidisciplinary English designer Bethan Laura Wood.

Colour aficionado and multidisciplinary London-based designer, Bethan Laura Wood, is next in line to present the 2023 MECCA x NGV Women in Design Commission, following the inaugural 2022 commission by Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao.

Wood is an internationally recognised designer known for her nuanced material investigations and enthusiasm for colour (check out her home). Since establishing her eponymous design studio, WOOD London in 2009, she has garnered worldwide attention, with work presented at Design Miami and the Victorian and Albert Museum (V&A), as well as being held in permanent collections at The Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and more.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram: @lleizy_