Key facts

Shamsian Nizwa cabinet
Bethan Gray >
Bethan Gray >
Architonic ID:
United Kingdom
Manufacturer groups :
Storage-Sideboards >
Storage-Sideboards >

Product description

For the Nizwa collection, Bethan has taken inspiration from the architectural design of the Nizwa Fort in Oman. The robust building has powerfully stood for centuries as a symbol of military strength, but through its hidden and intricate details, it also reveals Omani architectural ingenuity. Elegantly crafted with solid brass overlay, the repeating pattern on Bethan’s Nizwa pieces reflects the rounded architectural composition of the fort’s castellation. The exquisite pieces of the Nizwa collection are made with beautiful stained maple and the ombré on the cabinet is created by hand using a technique called stain shading. The distinct patterning is elegantly crafted using solid brass overlay, creating a truly unique and contemporary aesthetic.

Dimensions: L1690 x D450 x H760mm

Colours available: White birds eye maple, Pink birds eye maple, Jade maple and black maple.

Bespoke: This collection is hand made to order so bespoke sizing is available if this is something of interest.

Cleaning instructions: Wipe with a dry cloth

Product family


For Bethan Gray, cultural referencing is at heart of her design philosophy. Through her travels and research she is inspired to create original contemporary pieces that resonate with local, as well as global, audiences, and that have an elegant and timeless appeal. Currently she is particularly drawn to the graphic nature of Islamic art and craft. Renowned and much sought after Iranian artist Shamsian, and his team of 70 highly skilled master craftsmen at their studio in Muscat Oman, specialise in various highly intricate crafts: marquetry, khatam, damascene and solid brass inlay. Shamsian had been searching for the perfect designer to translate his traditional craft and pattern into modern and contemporary design.Shamsian was immediately drawn to her highly original style and her deep empathy for Islamic art and craft. Each piece in this collection is handmade using the intricate technique of marquetry on hand stained birds-eye maple. Marquetry was used in Islamic craft as far back as the 16th century- it involves hand inlaying and overlaying pieces of wood, solid brass, shells or other materials into a base.