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Sustainable festive gifts with a twist

Posted: 23.09.20

Tom Raffield launch curated collection of handcrafted, sustainable gifts for the Christmas season.

 

Champions of sustainable, honest and handcrafted design, Tom Raffield’s collection of earth-friendly Christmas gifts promise to stand the test of time.

Sustainably designed and handcrafted in South Cornwall, 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 form of steam bending.

This festive season, a curated collection of steam bent homeware products, designed to suit smaller living places, take centre stage in Raffield’s growing range. Featuring some of the brands most recognisable and best-selling pieces, the Christmas edit promotes responsible buying and highlights the importance of considered, eco-friendly design.

From portable indoor planters inspired by biophilic design to compact table light designs that illuminate desks, bedside tables and small interior spaces, Tom Raffield’s gift collection boasts the perfect selection of feel-good, sustainable presents for loved ones.

The Tom Raffield Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide proves that you can gift beautiful designs and be conscious of your impact on the Earth this Christmas. With new designs under £100, the brand have curated a thoughtful selection of gifts with something to suit everyone.

Festive favourites include:

Under £100

Tilner Mirror

Inspired by the swooping bend of a flexing bow, the arching wooden base of the Tilner features a nestled round mirror guaranteed to create the illusion of space in any setting. Showcasing confident, bold curves of sustainably sourced oak, the Tilner Mirror is a portable, versatile piece designed for smaller spaces.

Mawnan Planter

A slim length of sustainably sourced steam bent ash wood gently arches above a hand-glazed earthenware bowl to become a tactile, eye-catching handle. Multi-functional and portable by design, the Mawnan Planter can be situated in a table-top position or hung by its braided rope to display trailing indoor houseplants. The perfect gift for any green-fingered urban gardener.

 

Top of the Table

Hanter Table Light

Sustainably sourced oak arches into a solid timber base. Along its curve, an exposed flex traces into a brass fitting, bringing a modern accent to a timeless, natural form. A versatile, understated table light design that lets natural materials and handcrafted design do all the talking; suited an array of interiors.

Archer Table Light

Inspired by industrial simplicity, the Archer Table Light is handcrafted from steam bent oak wood and is accented by a brass light fitting that nestles into its architectural base. A striking, stand alone table light design that showcases confident curves and a timeless aesthetic.

Urchin Table Light

32 taut curves fused together with laser cut birch plates, carefully manipulated to conceal the bulb. Sustainable oak or walnut sees light escape through the seams, creating pools of brightness in the dark. A striking table light suited to an array of property styles and even children's rooms.

Artus Table Light

A fine birch dowel cage contains its blown-glass bulb within. Daring yet delicate, the Artus Table Light diffracts a mesmerising pattern of shadows, dramatising your space and creating festive glow.

 

Favourites/Bestsellers

Skipper Small Wall Light

A unique wall light design that celebrates natural materials and handcrafted skill, the Skipper Small Wall Light is created from sixteen individual, sustainably sourced ash, oak or walnut wood petals and designed to produce golden light and eye-catching shadow effects in equal measure.

Skipper Pendant

Scandinavian design principles and our sought-after aesthetic, merged. In the Skipper, sustainable ash, oak or walnut is hand-shaped to create an open light that casts out and up, in a bright, bold contrast of light and shadow.

Urchin Pendant

Warm light gathers between strips of wood. Flexed to the brink then fixed into an organic sphere inspired by sandcombed shells, our Urchin Lighting Range brings atmosphere in abundance.

 

Practical Gifts

Green Range Indoor Planters

Discover our exclusive range of innovative, steam bent indoor planters that celebrate the fusion of traditional craftsmanship and nature. From Ceiling to Wall and Floor Standing designs that summon nature inside, there's something to suit every space.

Lusow Mirror

Steam bent from sustainable ash wood, the Lusow makes a perfect gift for friends and family constantly on the go. Hang in a hallway, bedroom or bathroom space and celebrate natural beauty. 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.

Housel Shelf

Shaped from supple ash wood, the fluid curves of the 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. The perfect gift for loved ones who appreciate an organised interior.

Beeble Pouffe

Handcrafted from sustainably sourced wood and featuring a leather handle detail, the Beeble Pouffe comes upholstered in the highest quality, contract grade wool, complementary to the Tom Raffield collection.

 

Festive Feeling

Log Loop

Light up the festive period. Cradling the logs stowed within, the simple organic curved form of the Log Loop is handcrafted from sustainably sourced oak. A conversation-striking yet practical design, available exclusively from Tom Raffield. 

 

Shop Tom Raffield's eco-friendly gifts to ensure that this Christmas is your most ethical and environmentally friendly yet.

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ABOUT TOM RAFFIELD

Using wood to craft the next generation of design.

Combining traditional techniques with modern design principles, Tom Raffield continues to break new ground. From their origins in 2008, right up to their pioneering products and services today, Tom Raffield has become known for the transformation of wood using a unique method of steam bending to create the studio’s signature curved aesthetic and designs with a twist.

A purpose-built design studio provides the backdrop for a team of skilled makers trained by Tom. “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 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 products that will be cherished by their owners for years to come.

SUSTAINABILITY AT TOM RAFFIELD:

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 more here.

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