Tom Raffield Made A Steam Bent Pavilion For The Chelsea Flower Show
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.
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.
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.
Designs, like a chair and planter, hang beside the entrance to the pavilion.
Dark wood covers the interior of the pavilion, which helps to highlight the bent wood lighting designs, planters and furniture.
Here’s a glimpse at the ‘making of’ process that gives an insight into the creation of the pavilion and its bench.