Brogue Collection by Bethan Gray
Updated: Jan 28, 2020
Bethan Gray, in designing Brogue Collection, has taken inspiration from the classic brogue shoe, to develop the aesthetic on her Brogue range of tables. The brogue shoe traces its roots to a rudimentary shoe originating in Ireland that was constructed using untanned hide with perforations that allowed water to drain from the shoes when the wearer crossed wet terrain. The word “brogue” came into English in the late sixteenth century. It comes from the Gaelic bróg “shoe”.
Handmade in London, the features of the tables include a hand-made, intricately detailed leather strip, with decorative perforations and elegantly stitched waxed thread, running along the rim of the table. This strip embodies the traditional ‘brogue’ motif. The bases are precision machined brass or stainless steel, hand brushed and finished by craftsmen, wrapped in beautiful Spinneybeck leather, with exquisite stitch detail. This luxurious detail can be perfectly seen on each leg of the table, demonstrating the high level of craftsmanship that goes into each and every Bethan Gray piece.