A cross country road trip with Betil Dagdelen


We're head over heels for designer Betil Dagdelen's woven furniture—especially the latest pieces to hit our Shop. Always on the hunt for inspiration, Betil is a globetrotter in the truest sense of the word. In the past few years, her creative wanderlust has taken her from the beaches of Turkey to the lush forests of Costa Rica and the deserts of the western US (not to mention a zillion places in between).

Betil in the desert Betil in the desert

In preparation for our upcoming feature story on Betil (check back tomorrow!), the designer kindly shared pics with us from a cross country trip she made—in a very cool, vintage teardrop trailer—all the way from NYC to Joshua Tree National Park in California. Along the way, she stopped to spend time with traditional Navajo weavers in Taos, New Mexico AND created her gorgeous Desert Weave Chairs. Be sure to swing by again tomorrow to see our feature—plus pictures from our visit with Betil to the outdoor sculpture museum, Storm King!


Betil's teardrop trailer and a woven chair in the works A small desert studio, courtesy of Betil's friend, the artist Andrea Zittel—and a woven chair in the works

IMG_3026 Desert Weave Chair, in process

IMG_2861 the lovely Betil Dagdelen

view from the teardrop view from the teardrop

the aptly titled Desert Weave dining chairs the aptly titled Desert Weave dining chairs

Thanks so much, Betil! And if you love Betil's pieces as much as we do, check out her Desert Weave Chairs and Reeve Chair in the shop!