Steam-Bent Wood Furniture from Tom Raffield

Tom Raffield’s passion for woodworking is obvious. A master of the steam-bending process, he employs no toxic chemicals or glues to make his gracefully looping furniture and lighting fixtures—only locally sourced wood and boiling water. The finished product is both beautiful and durable. “In our disposable culture, longevity is the basis for sustainability,” he writes. “In an ideal world, sustainability is a by-product of good design.”

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