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Tom Raffield’s Growing Green Range

3 April 2023

Joining the innovative indoor planter range on the Thursday 6th April, Tom Raffield’s newest design will help interiors blossom this Spring…
merther planter

Sustainably designed and handcrafted in South Cornwall, Tom Raffield designs are synonymous with nature; each product is handcrafted with care and attention to detail. Available exclusively from the Merther Planter brings new lives to interiors.

Joining Tom’s best-selling Green Range, the ceramic planter and bowl is a natural born beauty. The pinch of a potter’s hand, the sculpting skill in a steam bender's twist. Where traditional craftsmanship and innovative design fuse, The Green Range breathes new life.

merther planter
merther planter
merther planter

“The Merther is the ultimate nature friendly design. It’s timeless design can hold any greenery, or homeware, whilst it’s sustainable design is kind on our planet”.

– Tom Raffield, designer & founder.

A design that is as practical as it is appealing, the ceramic Merther Bowl showcases refined lines, iconic steam bent curves, and timeless tones. A halo of sustainably sourced, ash wood soars around the multipurpose earthenware bowl, to create a modern basket form that can be transported from room-to-room.

Untethered to one particular space, or use, the Merther seamlessly suits within any interior it is placed. The perfect, feel good, gift for weddings, moving home, or just because, the Merther will always find purpose. 

The handy tabletop design can be utilised as a bowl, planter, or trug – placed on tables to create a stunning centrepiece, arranged in kitchens to home herbs or fruit, or for harvesting vegetables and freshly cut flowers from the garden or allotment.

merther planter

The handy tabletop Merther Bowl can be arranged within kitchen and dining spaces, homing herbs or fruit, to create tablescape centrepiece or nestled within your windowsill garden as a contemporary plant pot.

Inspired by nature, shaped by steam, curated by you. Sustainably designed and handcrafted in South Cornwall, Tom Raffield designs are synonymous with nature; each product is handcrafted with care and attention to detail.

merther bowl


About Tom Raffield

Purpose - to create new ways of living with their original, timeless objects that are inspired by the natural world that surrounds them in Cornwall. Their artisan homeware designs are handcrafted by a skilled team to last a lifetime, using traditional craft processes in sustainable and innovative ways. Tom's aim is to transform spaces and leave a lasting impact without having an impact on the very thing that drives him - nature.

"We are the antidote to over consumption and hope to inspire a like-minded conscious community, helping to create a world where people and nature thrive for future generations to enjoy." - Tom Raffield, Founder and Designer

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 

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.

Tom Raffield merther bowl

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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Posted: 03.04.23

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