Kate Andrews

London Design Festival: Ash Pendant Lamp by Tom Raffield

by , 10/06/08

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Designed by Tom Raffield, co-founder of Sixixis, these beautiful Ash Pendant lamps are formed from 80 meters worth of locally-sourced FSC-certified English ash. Their delicate interwoven shades are steam-bent, and each is illuminated by a giant low-energy bulb. The design was recently featured in [re]design’s Lighten Up exhibition.

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To avoid the energy-intensive process of kiln drying, Tom Raffield‘s design uses fast-growing unseasoned timber, which is cut to size and passed through a sanding machine. All wood is sourced from local businesses in order to support local infrastructure while reducing the impact of transportation.

Tom explains to [re]design that “Energy efficiency is paramount. Making something eco-friendly does not have to be a constraint on what is possible. I believe sustainable design is based on beauty and integrity”.

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  1. daniel burton March 18, 2009 at 3:22 am

    I have just bought one of these lights by Tom Raffield and it is truly amazing!! It has transformed my Dining Room, creating the most incredible effect.

    It is completely handmade out of wood and is a true work of art. I got mine off his website for £250…. well worth every penny!

  2. Contemporarycaprice Contemporarycaprice October 11, 2008 at 12:03 am

    I definitely need to find the right client to match this fixture to, it’s gorgeous.

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