Tom Raffield Made A Steam Bent Pavilion For The Chelsea Flower Show

Tom Raffield and Darren Hawkes designed a striking wood pavilion with a spiraling steam bent bench for the Chelsea Flower Show. #SteamBentWood #Woodworking #Design

 

Furniture and lighting company, Tom Raffield, have shown off their new Green Range collection and produced a pavilion, in collaboration with landscape designer Darren Hawkes, at the recent RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

 

Tom Raffield and Darren Hawkes designed a striking wood pavilion with a spiraling steam bent bench for the Chelsea Flower Show. #SteamBentWood #Woodworking #Design


It was the first time a furniture and lighting brand has been invited to exhibit at the flower show, and as a result Tom Raffield designed a striking pavilion with a spiraling steam bent bench, surrounded by plants that create a calming Cornish countryside feel, reminiscent of the beautiful wild woodland surrounding the Tom Raffield studio.


Tom Raffield designed a striking wood pavilion with a spiraling steam bent bench for the Chelsea Flower Show. #SteamBentWood #Woodworking #Design


The spiraling bench traveled up the wall of the pavilion, creating a sculptural accent as the wood curved around to run along the front of the pavilion.


Tom Raffield designed a striking wood pavilion with a spiraling steam bent bench for the Chelsea Flower Show. #SteamBentWood #Woodworking


Designs, like a chair and planter, hang beside the entrance to the pavilion.


Tom Raffield designs were shown off at the Chelsea Flower Show. #HangingChair #HangingPlanter


Dark wood covers the interior of the pavilion, which helps to highlight the bent wood lighting designs, planters and furniture.


Dark wood covers the interior of this Tom Raffield garden show pavilion, which helps to highlight the bent wood lighting designs, planters and furniture. #Lighting #Planters #ModernWoodLighting


Here’s a glimpse at the ‘making of’ process that gives an insight into the creation of the pavilion and its bench.


A behind-the-scenes look at Tom Raffield making steam bent wood designs. #TomRaffield #Wood #Woodworking


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