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The Logbook: Vol. 10

2 June 2023

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.

From Tom

logbook loer page

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.

loer logbook

Combining beautiful translucent glass, sustainable steam bent ash wood and brushed metallic brass, the Loer showcases minimal, nature inspired design at its finest.

Illuminate space. Seek the extraordinary.

merther bowl
A design that is as practical as it is appealing, the ceramic Merther Bowl showcases refined lines, iconic steam bent curves, and timeless tones.

Uniting clean curves and sustainably sourced wood to create a sense of balance, our new Nokori Mirror designs will provide enchanting reflections.

esun mirror

Perfect for storing books, pictures, and treasured mementoes, the versatile design of the Esun Shelf with Mirror will always suit, wherever it is placed.


Callum: Design Coordinator

tom raffield workshop team

What is your average day at Tom Raffield?

CS: “Every day of the week is different. From developing new product designs to working on improvements around the workshop floor, through making jigs or improving processes, I am always thinking ahead to ensure we get the most out of each day. I often work closely with Tom Raffield to progress new concepts or designs, ensuring each design is made sustainably and to last a lifetime. Occasionally, I will help the lighting workshop in crafting or help to steam bend some furniture. To answer your question, my day is anything but average!”

What is your favourite product or range?

CS: “This constantly changes. But at the moment, the No. 1 Pendant holds my top position. They are the most skilled lights to craft, with each one ending up being truly unique. However, there are a couple of designs coming soon that I think will take the top spot.”

tom raffield workshop team

Hannah: Furniture Workshop Supervisor

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.”


Every detail counts when it comes to designing your bathroom. Clean lines and minimalist forms will create a refreshing space that welcomes peace and serenity to a busy daily routine.


...and breathe. Discover our soothing wooden lighting designs that invite serenity with the flick of a switch.

comber lighting range

Brightening up any interior, the Kyru Vase’s contemporary curving form plays perfect host to fresh blooms or dried flowers.

Available in three sizes and as a trio set.

tom raffield green range

Tall, leafy greens, uplifting florals, or tropical palms – whatever’s sprucing up your space, make it feel right at home with our Green Range indoor planters

tor twist shelf

Your kitchen fix

Craving a kitchen refresh? Explore our handcrafted homeware and lighting designs that will satisfy your space…

mylor bowl
The Mylor Bowl can be used as a striking fruit bowl or a handy herb planter.
tom raffield noctis wheal wall light
Illuminating with boundless task lighting, the Noctis Wheal Wall Light is well suited to kitchen spaces.
meru peg rail
The Meru Trio Peg rail puts your kitchen essentials in easy reach.

Crafted by us, styled by you

When it comes to styling our iconic designs, you know best.


Artisan drum lighting designs that will add instant ambiance to your home…

leven lighting range
The Leven Lighting Range's drum design cast a warm spotlight in your space.

From sink-in sofas to quick stop stools, put your feet up and browse our range of seating that will suit your space.

beeble pouffe
Intuitive, dynamic, versatile. The Beeble Pouffe’s playful design means it can be picked up and moved around to offer seating wherever you need it.
crib bench
Timeless while contemporary. The Crib Bench’s steam bent twist of sustainably sourced oak brings our signature aesthetic to the fore. The perfect balance of form and function.
arbor sofa
A powerful curve of steam bent wood bonds structure and aesthetic. Marrying Tom Raffield craftsmanship with Danish design principles, the Arbor Sofa defies nature with startling simplicity.

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…

shipponbarn home office

Lightbulb Moment

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”.

shipponbarn home office

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”.


Small-scale homeware designs that still pack a punch - our mini marvels show that great design doesn’t have to be space hungry. Step into our collection of small but mighty statement pieces…


Choose from a multitude of iconic lighting designs and sizes to curate your own show stopping cluster.

loer cluster
The Loer Pendant Small - Trio Cluster is a minimalist, yet striking, centrepiece.
noctis urchin cluster
The Noctis Urchin Pendant Small - Trio Cluster adds depth to your space with bold curves and deep tones.

In full colour

The best way to bring in brighter hues without overwhelming your space…

The Semper Pendant guides beams of light exactly where needed.

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.

verso pendant
Soothing interiors with it's sculptural form, the Verso Pendant is the perfect bedroom lighting design.
skipper pendant
One of our most iconic lighting designs, the Skipper Pendant looks at home where ever it is suspended.

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.

kern giant
The Kern Pendant Giant illuminates dining table talk with an endless glow.

Earthly Updates

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.

tom raffield customer service team
Our showroom, based in Falmouth, Cornwall, is the perfect space to see a selection of tom Raffield designs working their magic.

Best in class service

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.


Phone: 01326 722725

Lifetime Guarantee

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!

Posted: 02.06.23
Updated: 15.06.23

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