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Our highlights of 2019

29 December 2019

We're rounding up our favourite moments of 2019, from our award-winning Main Avenue garden at Chelsea Flower Show to team tree planting for National Tree Week. With the launch of two brand-new lighting ranges and the usual helping of steam bending, we look back on this year's highlights.


January, February, March

Let’s start where 2019 began – with our New Year’s resolutions! As 2019 stretched out before us, we spoke to founder Tom Raffield about some of the commitments we wanted to make for the brand-new year. These included becoming a plastic free workforce and continuing to support the biophilic interior design movement.

The first few months of 2019 also saw us step into the shoes of our lighting team, launch two brand new sheepskin rugs and some of the pieces from our steam bent lighting collection feature in the RIBA House of the Year.

Our Celtic Sheepskin and Amble Hanging Seat provide a cosy place to relax and unwind.

April, May, June

The first glimpse of Springtime sun and warmth saw us prepare for one of our favourite moments of the year: our appearance at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. We returned to Main Avenue this year with our Force of Nature Garden Stand, aiming to promote a synergy between nature and human wellbeing. Our bespoke design went down a storm winning a 5 star trade stand award.

Our Tressa Planter, part of our outdoor Tressa Garden Range, which launched in May, was also a finalist for the RHS Garden Product of the Year judged by Dragon Den's Deborah Meaden. 

Furthermore, some of our steam bent lighting pieces (including our Skipper and Urchin Pendants) once again featured in Raymond Blanc’s Jardin Blanc restaurant at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. We also introduced a brand new range of colours for our upholstered furniture pieces - Candy Pink, Sea Grass and Hallingdal, joined our bestselling, Earth Silver.

Our bespoke Tressa Planter made its debut at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019.
Our Urchin and Skipper Pendants cascaded from the ceiling at Raymond Blanc's Jardin Blanc at RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year.
Our five-star Force of Nature garden stand in all of its glory on Main Avenue at Chelsea Flower Show.

July, August, September

Some busy summer months saw us add a variety of new products – the Skipper Pendant Small, the Arame Pendant Small as well as some returning favourites - the Archer Table LightLog Loop. and Arbor Sofa.

Casting light up and out from its intricate wooden silhouette, the Skipper Pendant Small produces bright light and bold, contrasting shadows. A bestseller for good reason.

We also successfully launched our greatly anticipated Comber Range, a whole lighting range inspired by world-famous Cornish waves and the motion of the Atlantic tide.

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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.

We made an appearance at the amazing Port Eliot Festival in North Cornwall with a sea of our iconic Skipper Pendant Lights and we also designed and handcrafted a bespoke curved bench for the Smart Meter Garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival.

Our Skipper Pendants created an enchanting aesthetic inside the feast tent at Port Eliot Festival 2019.
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We designed and handcrafted a bespoke steam bent bench for the Smart Meter Garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival in August 2019.
Our annual Autumn photo shoot saw some of our iconic lighting pieces (such as our Helix Pendant) shot in a whole new light.

October, November, December

Autumn kicked off with the launch of yet another new lighting range. The Cluster Range combined some Tom Raffield classics with a bold new aesthetic, as we suspended multiple lights from a top plate to create dynamic textures of light.

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Our brand new Cluster Lighting Range offers you the chance to curate your own statement lighting design that’s tailored to your space. Choose from eight of our best-selling steam bent pendants, each with an array of customisable features – from shade design and size, to wood type and drop length - there’s something to suit every interior. 

We've also received lots of exciting press coverage throughout the year including our iconic Skipper Pendant and Beeble Pouffe in Country Living magazine, the Royal Parks kiosks in Elle Decoration and the Amble Hanging Seat in the Financial Times.

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This National Tree Week the Tom Raffield team became tree champions and helped ensure a greener future.

We also launched our #sustainabilityseries, focusing on exciting ideas from the sustainable design world, and celebrated National Tree Week by taking the Tom Raffield team to volunteer at a tree planting day!

Our Log Loop featured in our annual Christmas photo shoot this year and added a festive ambience to the room sets.

Posted: 29.12.19
Updated: 31.05.23

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