Thank you to everyone who came and saw us light up Orange Square in Belgravia for London Craft Week 3-7 May 2017 with a spectacular sculptural lighting installation. If you missed it you can come and see us RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 between 22-28 May.
More than 70 of our steam-bent pendant lights covered 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 was be handcrafted using sustainably sourced hardwood species similar to the trees found in Orange Square.
Tom Raffield has become renowned for innovative takes 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 launched the installation on Wednesday 3 May through until sunset as the lights became illuminated. A Q&A session hosted by Crafts Magazine editor Grant Gibson also took place with Tom.
Lights on display included adapted versions of the Tom Raffield Skipper 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 are honoured to have been 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 in Orange Square, Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London SW1W 8UT has now ended.
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Credit Belinda Lawley (First, second and fourth image) and Vincent Whiteman (third and fifth image).