The Tom Raffield team is thrilled to be putting the final touches to our new steam-bent Gwenver Garden Room
which will debut at world’s most prestigious garden event; RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 taking place between 22-27 May.
Pushing the skills of steam bending and taking inspiration from Tom and Danielle Raffield’s unique and award winning Grand Designs home, the Gwenver Garden Room is the next celebration of craftmanship and design from Tom Raffield; a space that invites the outdoors in and calls for a moment to relax among nature.
The garden room will also act as the exhibitor stand for Tom Raffield at the show, found at space 539, and will feature a select range of our furniture and lighting - including the Amble Hanging Seat, Arbor Armchair and Harlyn Mirror, all of which can be ordered at the show. The entire Tom Raffield range will be avaliable to purchase at Chelsea Flower Show, with a select range of giftable items ready to take home on the day.
If you are attending the show please do stop by to say hello, see our exciting new launch and celebrate what continues to be an exciting year for the Tom Raffield team.
A first glimpse of our new steam-bent garden room
Lighting the trees
A lighting installation consisting of more than 60 Tom Raffield sculptural pendant lights (pictured in the trees at London Craft Week, credit Belinda Lawley) will also be suspended in the trees of the Artisan Retreat area nearby in an immersive, illuminated installation celebrating the skills and traditional manufacturing techniques employed by Tom Raffield and our team of craftsmen.
Inspired by the natural environment surrounding their Cornish woodland studio and incorporating sustainable-design practices, the installation will continue these themes; being handcrafted using sustainably sourced, British hardwood species similar to the trees found in the ground of RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Illuminating the Great Pavilion and Ranelagh Restaurant
Tom Raffield is also pleased to announce a collaboration with experiential design company Banbury Walker Studio which will see twelve of its Skipper Floor Lights
illuminate the Ranelagh restaurant for the show’s prestigious Gala Dinner and the duration of the show. Tom Raffield’s iconic Skipper Pendant Lights
in oak have also been selected by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to be installed in the Great Pavilion’s Urban Zone; a space encouraging city-dwellers to introduce nature into their homes.