Is there a set process you follow when coming up with a new design or product range?
TR: "After my initial inspiration, I sketch out my concept by hand and spend time experimenting with prototypes in the workshop. My talented team then model up the design on a computer software programme, where we continue to make more tweaks until we reach a sustainably engineered structure, and desirable aesthetic. Then comes several rounds of samples where we explore which wood types work best for certain products and the most successful methods of bringing the designs to life.
This is where we work out whether the design works or not. Sometimes we have to go back to the drawing board a few times, but sometimes the design just works! It is different each time and can sometimes be a lengthy process because every element is very considered, but it’s really rewarding and great fun."
How did you name the Leven Lighting Range?
TR: "Leven means ‘level’ in Cornish – which we felt very fitting for the design seeing as it’s handcrafted from ascending tiers of sustainably sourced wood. A lot of our designs are inspired by Cornwall, respecting the beauty that surrounds us and staying true to the roots of the landscape of which we continue to be so inspired by.
For the Leven Lighting Range, it was important the name considered the perfect balance of strength and vulnerability of the cliff faces I see so often throughout my walks, which is reflected in the careful, yet structured, layers of the design."