I’ve long been an admirer of Tom Raffield’s lighting designs – indeed, I have my eye on the curvaceous and fluid Skipper pendant for the new yoga space – so I was interested to see the design studio launching a new product collection called The Green Range. This collection again showcases the brand’s signature curves and traditional steam bending craftsmanship but with a new addition: ceramics.
The Green Range is a collection of contemporary indoor planters that bring nature inside with perfectly simple and sculptural forms. As Tom Raffield has said: “A celebration of sustainable, biophilic design and traditional craftsmanship, The Green Range is born from the nature that inspires it.”
The new collection features the Morvah Ceiling Hanging Planter, the Morvah Wall Hanging Planter, and the Merryn Floor Standing Planter, in either tall or short sizes. Each design combines oak with a handmade ceramic bowl with a smooth matt finish on the outside, and with a clear glaze inside to create a silky, soil and water resistant coating.
For the Morvah Ceiling Hanging Planter, a steam bent piece of solid oak loops around and embraces the hand-glazed earthenware planter bowl, while the Morvah Wall Hanging Planter is suspended from a gently arching wooden arm, which has been steam bent from a solid piece of oak.
For the Merryn Floor Standing Planter, for both short and tall designs, sixteen elliptical blades of twisting steam bent oak stand shoulder to shoulder to support a nestled, handmade earthenware bowl. Each of the designs is unique in form, and each is made using sustainably sourced oak with an eco-friendly natural oil blend in a matt finish. See The Green Range here and read about the processes involved in making these ceramics on this blog post from Tom Raffield. Which design would you choose?
All photography from Tom Raffield.