A home that’s wrapped in wood
© Tom Raffield
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Tom Raffield’s steam-bent wooden home in the UK recently appeared on the Channel 4 TV show ‘Grand Designs’
With an experimental workshop set amongst six acres of ancient woodland in Cornwall, UK, Tom Raffield’s furniture and lighting 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.
Tom and his wife Danielle had long dreamed of living and working among the woodland and after two years of hard work and creative exploration they finished their biggest project to date – a spectacular home designed using an innovative and architectural take on their steam-bent furniture and lighting.
The ambitious project caught the eye of presenter Kevin McCloud and the team at Grand Designs who filmed the whole project. “This place has the potential to be Tom’s masterpiece; the summation of his life’s work,” said Kevin McCloud on the programme.
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