We're all set to light up Orange Square in Belgravia for London Craft Week 3-7 May 2017 with a spectacular sculptural lighting installation.
More than 70 of our steam-bent pendant lights will cover the trees in central London in a celebration of the skills and traditional manufacturing techniques employed by Tom and our craftsmen from our woodland workshop in Cornwall.
Inspired by the natural environment surrounding us and incorporating sustainable-design practices, each pendant will be handcrafted using sustainably sourced, British hardwood species similar to the trees found in Orange Square.
Tom Raffield has become renowned for its innovative take on the traditional and low-energy process of steam bending, allowing our team to manipulate a variety of woods and bring our ideas to life.
A free, ticketed drinks reception hosted by Tom will launch the installation on Wednesday 3 May starting at 7.30pm through sunset as the lights become illuminated. A Q&A session hosted by Crafts Magazine editor Grant Gibson will also take place with Tom. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to join us.
Lights on display will include adapted versions of the Tom Raffield Skipper Pendant, Spinnaker Pendant, Urchin Pendant, and pine-cone inspired Scots Pendant light in ash, which are available in ash, oak and walnut options from www.tomraffield.com.
"This huge lighting installation showcases how quality craftsmanship can transform the beautiful natural resource of timber into a unique and immersive spectacle," says designer and maker Tom Raffield. "We're very much looking forward to being be part of London Craft Week which celebrates the renaissance and appreciation of creativity and craft, and would like to extend our thanks to Grosvenor Estate London for helping to make our ideas possible."
'Lighting the Square' by Tom Raffield will take place 3-7 May 2017 in Orange Square, Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London SW1W 8UT.
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