A Rum Fellow

Designers & Creators Dedicated to Artisan Made Rugs & Textiles


August 2017 

In a partnership celebrating skilled craftmanship, innovative design and sustainable making practices, the Tom Raffield x A Rum Fellow collaboration brings together a select range of Tom Raffield’s signature steam-bent upholstered furniture designs with our eye-catching indigo Ikat fabric. Inspired by a shared appreciation of traditional craft fused with contemporary design, the designs incorporate Tom Raffield’s innovative and low-energy form of steam bending with A Rum Fellow’s ethically sourced Ikat fabric which is made by and supportive of Guatemalan weaving cooperatives. The result: feel-good statement pieces that captivate the room. 

Designer and maker Tom Raffield says: “It’s a special thing to collaborate with like-minded companies such as A Rum Fellow whose approach to design, craftsmanship and sustainability sits so nicely with the curves and forms of our furniture. For me, a large part of a product’s beauty is in its origins – who and how it was crafted – and this collaboration is a wonderful mix of provenance, beauty and timeless design.”

A Rum Fellow’s creative director Caroline Lindsell says: “Having our textiles adorning Tom Raffield’s beautiful furniture is a dreamy collaboration. The designs and making process have an integrity that really chimes with what we do at A Rum Fellow, fusing old craft traditions with a fresh perspective. A perfect combination.”

The collection is exclusively available online from Tom Raffield. It includes three beautifully bold pieces which are playful new updates on the Tom Raffield Arbor Armchair, Arbor Dining Chair and Upholstered Crib Bench; each individually handcrafted by the Tom Raffield studio in Cornwall using sustainably sourced oak.

The collaboration will be showcased alongside new pieces from the Tom Raffield New Collection 17/18 of furniture and lighting at its first pop-up store in London at 67 York Street, Marylebone, between 16- 23 September coinciding with London Design Festival.

The A Rum Fellow x Tom Raffield collaboration has also been selected to feature alongside a selection of other Tom Raffield pieces at Heal’s Best of British Design event at its flagship Tottenham Court Road store in London between 31 July - 28 August 2017. Founder Tom Raffield will be in conversation with interiors journalist Jenny Coad as part of the event on Thursday 24 August -  you can buy tickets here.