March 4, 2011 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
British designer, Tom Raffield’s Chaise Longue Number 4 is, according to the him, “as much a piece of art as it is a functional seat.”
When you sit in the chaise, you become a part of a showpiece in your environment.
The sensuous outdoor lounger is crafted of steam bent solid British Oak finished with Danish Oil, Beeswax and Carnauba wax. With his signature piece, Raffield demonstrates how wood can be used to make complex yet beautiful three-dimensional forms.
The Lounge Daddy
Raffield, whose work is created entirely from steam bent woods, has a clear interested in forms which loop and flip around forming delicious curves as demonstrated in both the design of Chaise Longue Number 4 and The Lounge Daddy, above.
Wooden Flowerpots for Indoor Gardens
Although only suitable for indoors, these lovely wooden flower pots are made from carefully coiled strips of FSC Ash or Oak (or a combination of Ash and Oak). Each one is hand made, finished with an environmentally friendly protective varnish, and signed by the maker at the artist’s workshop in Cornwall.