Our latest lookbook takes a peek inside the hive of activity that is the Tom Raffield workshop.
Set in the midst of our seven-acre Cornish woodland, our lighting and furniture workshops are a hub of creativity and craftsmanship. Underpinning our skilled team's strong work ethic is a shared passion for
steam bending and handcrafted, sustainable design. The Tom Raffield ethos is crucial to ensuring that everything runs smoothly, and standards remain high.
Steam bent wooden components await assembly prior to becoming Quill and Arame Pendants from our
A member of our workshop team wields a Japanese flush-cut saw in order to achieve maximum precision.
A striking steam bent curve of the Arbor Armchair awaiting a final sand and oil before being carefully hand assembled by our team.
Graceful, curved petals of our
and Quill 550 Pendant reflect shapes found in the natural world. Quill 325 Pendant
The upholstered section of our
is lifted onto its solid oak under-structure. Discover our new range of upholstery colours Arbor Armchair . here
The struts of our
are clamped to their frame after being steam bent. This ensures the struts maintain their curved shape during the drying process. Amble Hanging Seat
Pieces of solid oak are placed in our steaming chamber until they are ready to bend. Steam bending is the bread and butter of our business
and informs the aesthetic of every creation we make.
Thin strips of wood, destined to make up the intricate curves of our
, are bent round a tubular metal cylinder as the emerge from the steamer. No.1 Pendant
The long strips of thin oak, ash or walnut descend, having been carefully bent fresh from our steamer, then dried.
The infinite bends of our
are assembled by a member of No.1 Pendant . This process takes hours to complete, while only the most skilled members of our team can execute it. our lighting team
A member of our workshop team assembles one of our
Morvah Hanging Wall Planters, from our . Green Range
The arc of our
is fitted to its base by one of our expert lighting team. Hanter Table Light
The petals of our
are assembled. Geometric patterns that reflect those found in nature, emerge. Arame Wall Light