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This week the feature could have easily been called “Collection of the Week” as the Tom Raffield whole light collection are all each worthy of being our Product of the Week. To follow Tom we have also drawn our inspiration from nature and love the description of the Bloom Light being named after the opening of a flower.
Much like their Collection the Tom Raffield page connects with their visitors and beautifully describes each piece. “The Bloom Light utilises petals of bent wood arranged into a symmetrical shape around the central bulb. It has a sweep and flow that make it a statement piece. The large petals are made of high quality wood and mask much of the bulb, whilst also cutting through the light to create soft shadows and a warm glow.”
Once you have somehow narrowed down your favourite Light you then must choose your finish from the sustainably sourced ash, oak or walnut, or a combination of oak and walnut.
The team at Tom Raffield have kindly offered our readers 15% off their range with this code TRA15.
With nature running through his veins Tom grew up in Exmoor. Where better place to be inspired than when surrounded by extreme wilderness, tranquility and natural beauty. This is the environment that stimulated Tom’s imagination and inspired his motto for his work “Adventurous design and quality craftsmanship”.
We asked Tom to tell us his story from the beginning, “My fascination with the traditional practice of steam bending began whilst studying at Falmouth College of Arts. I discovered that the traditional technique of using a chamber wouldn’t allow him to create the complex 3D bends he had envisaged. Years of research and experimentation allowed me to develop a new steaming method to turn my design visions into reality.”
Tom was co-founder of the award-winning collective design company Sixixis, recognised for unique aesthetic, forward-thinking designs and now, through his own company, Tom continues to create spectacular, ecologically sound, innovative furniture and lighting.
Handcrafted in his studios in Cornwall, England, the range of contemporary lighting and furniture Tom now creates is based on beauty, integrity and a desire to create unique, high-specification products that will be cherished by their owners.