An exploration into a new interior lighting aesthetic, Tom Raffield's latest design, the Loer Pendant, takes inspiration from our astrological wonder and throws sustainably sourced, mixed materials and craft into the spotlight. Available from 16th October 2020.
Experts in designing and handcrafting sustainable wooden lighting, Tom Raffield expand their iconic range with the highly anticipated Loer Pendant, launching 16th October 2020.
Tom Raffield designs are synonymous with nature; each product is hand-shaped using sustainable wood and created as sculptural pieces of art using a pioneering and ecological form of steam bending.
Joining Tom Raffield's lighting collection is the brand new Loer Pendant - an eye-catching design that combines beautiful translucent glass, sustainable steam bent ash wood and brushed metallic brass to striking effect. The Loer showcases the brand's signature curves whilst bringing a new dynamic and sleek aesthetic to their growing range of homeware.
"Taking inspiration from the startling beauty and organic simplicity of the night’s sky, the Loer brings weightless illumination to any space it reaches."
- Tom Raffield, Founder.
A pendant that marries understated statement with simplicity, the Loer is suited to a wide range of interiors. Featuring high quality materials that have long been associated with Scandinavian design, the Loer looks sleek in modern properties where simple materials are the focus and equally as impressive in older, period interiors. The Loer has also been designed to look particularly effective suspended in clusters.
Inspired by the elliptical orbits of the planets and moons that line the inner edges of our vast solar system, the Loer Pendant brings weightless illumination to any space it reaches. Combining beautiful translucent glass, sustainable steam bent ash wood and brushed metallic brass, the Loer showcases minimal, nature-inspired design at its finest.
Meaning ‘Moon’ in Cornish, the Loer Pendant showcases a translucent glass orb with clouded bands of warm celestial white light which suspends within a sleek halo of supple ash wood. Held in place by brass detailed fixings that reflect the soft illustrious glow of the spherical globe when illuminated, the opulent Loer Pendant looks equally as eye-catching when switched off.
Using wood to craft the next generation of design.
Since discovering the traditional, age-old technique of steam bending wood whilst studying his degree in 3D Sustainability & Design, Tom has been on an incredible self-taught journey of developing and understanding the process to become one of the world leaders in his craft. Tom’s fascination with the ecological technique allows him to create intricate curves and twists, mimicking organic shapes and celebrating the very thing that inspires him - nature.
Tom Raffield is one of a new generation of designers and makers, using his craft in innovative and contemporary ways. Leading the charge in sustainable design, he is driven to forge a path to excellence and cause as little environmental impact as possible along the way.
His passion and skill are now shared with his talented team of craftspeople, together they create objects that symbolise nature, tell a story and will last a lifetime, all whilst protecting the natural world.
“Each piece we create has been on an experimental journey - individual, organic and carefully considered. We source everything from sustainable woodlands, which, coupled with the low energy steam bending process, is a very ecological practice with little wastage,” explains Tom Raffield, founder.
Handcrafted in their BREEAM Excellent studios in Cornwall, England, the range of contemporary lighting, furniture and accessories Tom Raffield creates is based on beauty, integrity and a desire to create unique, high specification objects that will be cherished by their owners for years to come.
With the smallest ecological footprint possible, Tom Raffield forge a path to excellence, crafting the heirlooms of the future whilst protecting the natural world that inspires them. Find out morehere.