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The Logbook: SS20

31 July 2020

Our quarterly round up. Our latest logbook showcases our exciting new product launches, sustainability highlights, bestselling lighting and furniture ranges, an exclusive tour behind the scenes of the Grand Designs Home 4 years on, interviews and the latest from our Cornish workshops.

Welcome to the logbook

Our quarterly round up. Our latest logbook showcases our exciting new product launches, sustainability highlights, bestselling lighting and furniture ranges, an exclusive tour behind the scenes of the Grand Designs Home 4 years on, interviews and the latest from our Cornish workshops.


New in: Table Top Designs

Meet our Tilner Mirror and Mawnan Planter - brand new, steam bent accessories designed especially for small spaces. These new small-scale designs showcase our signature, handcrafted aesthetic, add the perfect finishing touches to any room and make perfect feel-good, sustainable gifts for loved ones.

Handcrafted from sustainably sourced, steam bent ash wood each Mawnan Planter features an eye-catching, functional handle. Celebrating the different tones and colouration of ash, each planter is completely unique.

A sleek crescent of steam bent oak shoulders a striking rounded mirror. Effortlessly elegant, the free standing Tilner Mirror is a minimalist design worthy of reflection.

Celebrate natural beauty.

Introducing: Steam bent Chandeliers.

Discover our new Chandelier collection

Discover a range of contemporary, nature-inspired chandeliers from Tom Raffield. Designed to suit a range of spaces and property styles, our statement wooden chandeliers are steam bent by hand and come in a variety of sizes and wood types to create a spectacle in any room.


Flock Chandelier Q&A

How big? Which wood type? What setting? If you've got a question about our statement Flock Chandeliers we've got you covered. Find out all you need to know below in our handy Q&A.

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What our customers have to say...

We pride ourselves on our integrity. From our honest, handcrafted designs to the people and traditional techniques we employ, we're driven by our strong guiding principles to become a business known for its quality and authenticity.

Feedback and reviews from our customers helps steer us in the right direction and we celebrate each and every testimonial we receive. Thank you for being part of our journey.

Take a read through the recent feedback we have received and be inspired by the pieces that are loved by our happy customers.


Ash Accessories Collection

Discover our exclusive new collection of steam bent storage and accessories that celebrate the strength, versatility and unique tones of sustainably sourced ash wood. Contemporary wooden shelving, mirrors and wall hooks, inspired by the sculptural tree canopies that surround our Cornish studios, combine function and elegance whilst showcasing our signature twists and paired-back functional design.

Shaped from supple ash wood, the fluid curves of our circular Housel Shelf challenge everyday linear storage solutions. A solid wooden shelf nestles within a flowing steam bent hoop, creating a practical space to display your favourite pieces. Style by itself for a minimal aesthetic, or pair with the Housel Shelf with Mirror to create a unique focal point. Customise with a tan, brown or black leather hanging strap complete with a brass screw cover to complement your space.
Lusow Mirror
An elegant steam bent curve draws together to create a distinctive, teardrop-shaped mirror. Meaning ‘ash’ in Cornish, the Lusow Mirror is true to its roots and offers a simple aesthetic to suit a variety of spaces. Choose from a tan, brown or black leather strap to compliment your interior and style alone or in a cluster to accentuate the different tones in the wood and leather options.
A contemporary and versatile addition to any space, the fluid form of the Lundy Shelf showcases our skilled craftsmanship and unique steam bending technique. Two curvaceous lengths of ash mimicking twisted leather straps, support a solid wood shelf with brushed brass details, creating an intuitive place to store books, plants and accessories.
The multipurpose Tor Twist Shelf is carefully sculpted from tonal ash wood, gently twisting in the centre and elevating itself above three brushed brass tipped wooden pegs. This versatile piece can either be left or right aligned to suit your space and looks just as compelling alone or in a pair, sitting perfectly in a kitchen or hallway to house your everyday essentials.

With origins rooted in the sculptural tree canopies surrounding our Cornish design studio, our new collection of steam bent, ash wood storage and accessories celebrates the strength, versatility and unique character of this sustainable natural material, whilst showcasing forward-thinking design at it’s very best.

Ten with Tom: 2LG Studio

Known for their signature use of colour, creative flair and expert design advice, Jordan and Russell have well established their name within the interior design community. With a focus on creating a space that is suited to your personality and championing British designers (both rising and established), 2LG design studio is built on transparent, honest principles that consider people and the planet.

Having long been admirers of Jordan and Russell's eye-catching projects, and recently featured in their new book 'Making Living Lovely' we caught up with the creative couple as part of our #tenwithtom series to learn more about their journey so far and how nature inspires their work…

In the Press

Tom Raffield Sustainability feature in Elle Decoration - June 2020.

We've been in the press a lot over the last few months. From our sustainability feature in Elle Decoration, to products such as our Tor Twist, Housel Shelf and Morvah Hanging Planters gracing shopping pages of the world's leading interior magazines, we've got a lot to celebrate!



It’s been four years since Tom and Danielle finished building their memorable curvy steam bent home set in the heart of an ancient woodland in South Cornwall. A project remembered and admired by many after its appearance on Channel 4’s Grand Designs, the 'wavy wooden house' has since become a true family home, reflecting the personalities and taste of those who abide between its flowing, curvaceous walls.

It's been two years since we last caught up with Tom and Danie about their future plans for the family home, we thought it was time to revisit the (rather soggy) woods and discover their post-lockdown home improvements, changes and updates…





Comber Lighting Range

Discover our collection of steam bent wooden lighting that captures the beauty of organic shoreline shapes. Inspired by the power and grace of the Atlantic Ocean, the Comber Lighting Range features wooden pendant and wall light designs that bring the motion of Cornish tides into your space.


Sustainability is key...

Here at Tom Raffield a responsible and sustainable approach is at the heart of everything we do. As a design-led brand, crafting functional pieces with long lasting quality, sustainability has always been our goal.

Discover the latest policies, practices and the ways in which we are improving our business model to be as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. From our packaging to our brand new BREEAM excellent site, there’s lots to celebrate.’

Our price match promise

Did you know that if you find one of our Tom Raffield products sold with the same quality, condition and functionality, on sale at a lower price by a UK mainland competitor, either in store or online, we will match that competitor price when you purchase from us.

Making a price match request with us couldn't be easier, and it means a lot to us that customers support our brand directly. Make a request by filling out the form linked below and a member of our customer service team will be in touch to assist with processing your order.

New Planters join our bestselling Green Range

Summon nature inside, transform space. The pinch of a potter’s hand, the sculpting skill in a steam bender's twist. Where traditional craftsmanship and innovative design fuse, The Green Range breathes new life.

Two brand new designs have joined our popular Green Range Planters - our versatile Mawnan Planter and a highly-requested Small Morvah Planter, both handcrafted by our skilled team from sustainably sourced ash wood.

Inspired by nature, shaped by steam, curated by you.


Experimental, innovative, unique. Our signature steam bending technique sits at the heart of everything we do. With so many myths, misconceptions and frequent queries about this ancient process, we caught up with Tom to answer some of your most-asked questions.


Posted: 31.07.20
Updated: 16.02.24

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