Let's settle in and explore the last few months at Tom Raffield...
As warm sunshine starts to fill our homes, we welcome back the long awaited summer. With alfresco dining and sun-soaked adventures just around the corner, we thank our homes for providing us the much needed solace this past winter. We have been full steam ahead here in Cornwall. Over the past couple of months we’ve been gearing up to launch our new lighting and homeware designs, whilst conquering some more of our sustainability goals. Thank you for your endless support, we’re honoured to be able to share our passion with you.
Explore our new range, from striking chandeliers, to soothing wall lights, the Loer Range showcases out of this world design…
Inspired by the elliptical orbits of the planets and moons that line the inner edges of our vast solar system, the Loer Lighting Range brings weightless illumination to any space it reaches.
What is the best skill you have learnt from your time at Tom Raffield?
HC:“This is easy – steam bending! Before Tom Raffield, steam bending was unknown to me but now I am enamoured by it. The results are always breath taking, and I find the whole process so interesting.”
Why is sustainability important to you?
HC:“As an avid gardener, I see the effects of global warming effecting my surroundings; making it increasingly difficult to get a healthy, reliable crop. As we continue to experience the hottest summers and coldest winters yet, my concern grows on how we are going to be able to grow food. This concern is what feeds my sustainability practices, ingraining into me how important it is to be kind to the planet.”
Whether you’re hitting the books or hitting the hay, a spare room can often manage a multitude of functions. Versatile pieces that allow you to stay productive in the daytime, and relaxed in the evening, are warmly embraced in these spaces – but can often be tricky to find. We spoke to home renovator Sarah, of @shipponbarn, about her homeware must-haves when it comes to creating a hybrid space…
SS: “Lighting is important in a room, too much or too little, and it can cause discomfort - especially when working with computer screens. We knew the Skipper Wall Light would be a perfect addition to this room. Whether on or off, the natural grain of the wood and intricate design adds an element of texture to the space”.
Let Nature Work
SS: “Wooden homeware adds a beautiful timelessness to any space. We wanted to ensure the home office had a sense of warmth. The natural materials used in the Tor Twist Shelf and Skipper Wall Light were prefect for creating this look and complimented the exposed wooden beams in the room”.
Tidy space, Tidy Mind
SS: “We chose the Tor Twist Shelf for its versatility – it’s beautiful whether it’s holding the Maen Pot, a plant, or hanging a basket with some core office materials. Having the shelf on one side and the hooks on the other really gives it a stylish look which is also extremely practical”.
The best way to bring in brighter hues without overwhelming your space…
Mellow yellow. Whilst yellow can often be shied away from within homes, it can be a beautiful, happy tone that adds a calming backdrop to your space.
Pretty in pink. Pink is the ultimate soothing tone. Not only is it scientifically proven to provide a sense of calm, it is also a neutral tone that’s easy to style - making it a perfect bedroom and living room colour.
Bold blue.Blue tones are always a great option: versatile, dependable, and effective. There are hundreds of different blues out there so you shouldn’t have a problem finding the perfect tone for your space.
Serene green. Green might not be the first colour that springs to mind when you’re thinking about redecorating. However, with an expanse of hues ranging from soft sage to dark forest, you’ll be sure to find the perfect one.
Every day we strive to make considered, earth-friendly decisions. We ensure that every Tom Raffield design is kind to the planet through a sustainable design and crafting journey. Alongside this, we work with like-minded partners to support each other in our tireless efforts to restore our planet.
FSC® certified (FSC-C177881). We have achieved a huge milestone in our sustainability goals this year. We are now FSC® CoC certified, and a selection of our products are also FSC® approved, but all of our wood is, and always has been, sourced from sustainable forests. FSC® certified products are available upon request.
WWF 2030 Circle. As continued members of the WWF 2030 Circle, supporting the Trillion Trees programme, we’re dedicated to restoring the natural habitats and eco-systems that have been lost over the last several decades due to human intrusion and destruction.
Ecologi. We are proudly partnered with Ecologi to create a climate positive workforce. Ecologi work to tackle the climate crisis and keep global temperatures from rising by planting trees and investing in carbon reduction projects.
Whether you opt to phone, live chat, email, or visit our Cornish showroom, you will always speak to a helpful member of our dedicated sales team. India and Holly will be ready to make your Tom Raffield experience seamless and stress-free.
Pushing back against a rising throwaway culture, we handcraft heirlooms of the future and are incredibly proud of our craftsmanship and commitment to making superior quality, artisan pieces that are loved and last a lifetime – so that’s how long we guarantee them for!