Tom Raffield at Fistral Beach Hotel & Spa

Tom Raffield at Fistral Beach Hotel & Spa

Cornwall's coolest furniture maker has worked on one of the county's most popular beach hotels

Fistral beach is a paradise for surfers

Fistral Beach in north Cornwall is a magnet for surfers from around the world and the Fistral Beach Hotel & Spa is definitely the place to stay. Its bar has been refurbished using furniture and lighting from Tom Raffield's collections. 

Tom Raffield has become one of Cornwall's most illustrious contemporary designers and his pieces can now be enjoyed by visitors to Fistral Beach Hotel & Spa. The Bay Bar overlooking the sea has been refurbished and the hotel's creative director Gayle Nettleton developed a design that uses lots of natural wood combined with wooden furniture and lighting by Raffield.

Locally-sourced Cornish timber has been used to clad walls and complement Raffield's wooden lighting and mirrors. The overall effect the design team wanted to achieve is described as coastal meets cosmopolitan.

Raffield's workshops are based in Helston and he and craftspeople hand-make products, often using the traditional technique of steam-bending wood to achieve the curls and curves that are the signature style of the company.

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