I wrote about a manor kitchen in the English countryside for Remodelista, and what I loved about the space was its knack for looking both classic and fresh. The cabinets and decor fit in with the centuries-old architectural details, yet they also felt very much of the moment. And nothing was more emblematic of this “new classics” approach than the lovely hanging planters in the room.
Turns out the hanging bentwood planters—modern in design, traditional in purpose—are by UK furniture designer and artist Tom Raffield. I was familiar with his wonderfully poetic wooden pendant lights, but I had no idea that his studio creates so much more than just lighting. It also makes furniture, storage pieces, and, of course, these gorgeous planters—all featuring Raffield’s trademark steam-bent wood design.
Have a look.
N.B.: This post is an update; it was first published September 2019.
For more products we’re coveting, see:
- Object of Desire: Architect-Designed Bronze Wind Bells from Cosanti
- Object of Desire: A Folding Canvas Rocking Chair from Japan
- Object of Desire: Multicolored Metal Table and Stools from Skagerak