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OUR LONDON FACTORY Our team of skilled craftsmen make each sofa by hand, to order, at our factory in London. Raft’s specialist sofa making skills mean that we can offer a wide range of designs, sizes and finishes. Sofas can also be assembled in the customer’s home when access is difficult. As part of Raft’s ongoing commitment to being environmentally friendly, we only use solid hardwood which has been sourced and managed in Europe for our sofa frames. This means that our wood has not contributed towards deforestation in any way.
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1.‘Manhattan’ corner unit, in distressed chenille fabric. 2.‘Salt’ handmade cushion, moleskin with cotton back. 3.‘Pepper’ handmade cushion, moleskin with cotton back. 4.‘Teak Root’ coffee table, natural finish. 5.‘Belledonne’ floor lamp dark grey.
COMFORT AND TExTURE Choose from more than one thousand fabrics and colour ways to give your handmade Raft sofa a truly unique feel.
UPHOLSTERY We have an extensive range of upholstered designs within our collection, from traditional Chesterfields to contemporary, plush, corner sofas. Each model can be completely custom made in our wide selection of fabrics and sizes, but if you need a special size then bespoke lengths are also possible. Kiln dried, hardwood frames ensure that a Raft sofa will stand up to the rigours of everyday life.
If you’re looking for flexibility, casual lounging and contemporary styling, look no further. The Melrose is available either as a sofa only, or with a chaise cushion that reverses to the left or right according to the configuration of your room.
With curved arms and an exaggerated rake, inspired by the Art Deco period of the 1920s, the Oscar exudes comfort and lush relaxation while retaining a classic element of style.
LOFT CORNER UNIT
The Loft’s contemporary, clean-lined edges mean that it can fit in with any style of interior. It is modular, so you can adjust the number of pieces to suit the shape and size of room.
Based on the traditional Chesterfield style but with a contemporary twist, the Stanford showcases deep buttoning along the back and front rail, studded detailing around the arms and luxuriously plump seat cushions make for a relaxed but supportive sit.
LINCOLN CORNER UNIT
Effortlessly stylish, the Marlowe is the sofa for a coffee and a long overdue catch-up. A timeless piece that shows off high quality, craftsmanship and contemporary simplicity.
Waiting for you at the end of a tough day, the Lincoln’s soft lines and plush cushions will help sooth away the stress. The Lincoln comes complete with oversized back cushions which can be customised.
CLASSIC DESIGN HANDMADE IN ENGLAND
Explore our range of swatches online and in store
MANHATTAN WITH CHAISE
If you require a sofa that epitomises tranquillity and comfort, which can also survive the hustle and bustle of everyday life, then look no further than the Warwick. Low arms coupled with a raised back allow for great support while showcasing a stylish design.
If you donâ€™t want to be tied down to luxurious lounging at one end of the sofa, then choose the Manhattan. Simply push the footstool to the other end, flip over the chaise cushion - and you have a new reclining spot.
This contemporary take on a classic Chesterfield design offers all of the style needed for modern living while still giving a nod to tradition.
Like the Melrose, the Manhattan is perfect for lounging back to enjoy an evening in front of a good film. It also comes with large scatter cushions for that added element of comfort. 9
1.‘Stanford’ sofa, in leather Rockford dark grey 2.‘Salt’ handmade cushion, moleskin with cotton back. 3. ‘Pepper’ handmade cushion, moleskin with cotton back. 4.‘Cube’ coffee table, dark finish. 5.‘Maronne’ table lamp grey linen.
1.‘Oscar’ sofa, in leather highland whiskey 2.‘Salt’ handmade cushion, moleskin with cotton back. 3.‘Teak Root’ coffee table, natural finish. 4.‘Belledonne’ floor lamp dark grey.
LEATHER Raftâ€™s commitment to creating the highest quality furniture with the least environmental damage extends to our choice of leather, which is sourced only from Northern Europe, a region renowned the world over for the best hides. We keep the leather close to its natural state, either aniline or semianiline and itâ€™s treated exclusively with soluble dyes. This means the leather retains its natural beauty and no two hides are the same.
warwick corner unit
Based on the classic Chesterfield style, our Embassy sofa embodies comfort and sophistication. Characterised by folded leather, scrolled arms and deep buttons, Chesterfields have been a symbol of fine craftsmanship and durability since the late 1700s.
The Warwick corner unit is a large sofa that can turn your living room into a relaxing haven while at the same time standing up to the turmoil of family life.
Slim, rolled arms and two oversized seat cushions maximise the available seating capacity on this timeless unit. The Statten offers compact, clean lines to fit in perfectly with any interior styling.
The Stanford in a leather offers a more classic, traditional look. From matte to rustic leather options, choose your leather to match your scheme.
Combining retro chic with a whole lot of comfort, the Hemingway has a rich, deep seat with a slight backwards tilt, that creates a fantastic lounging experience.
With curved arms and an exaggerated rake, inspired by the American deco period of the 1920s, the Oscar exudes comfort and lush relaxation while retaining a classic element of style.
We have a selection of more than one hundred full-grain hides to choose from, available in a range of colours and finishes. Here are just a few examples:
The Warwick in leather offers excellent levels of durability for those with families. Its low arms and raised back offer good levels of support, and our leathers are naturally resistant to stains.
The Manhattan is perfect for lounging back to enjoy an evening in front of a good film and comes with luxurious scatter cushions for that added element of comfort.
Choose the Marlowe in a light leather for a more elegant sofa scheme. Its clean, classic lines speak for themselves.
The Lexington offers comfort in a compact space, with good back support. Exposed seams are piped to give a long-lasting life and the arms are handfinished with antique studs.
1.‘Oscar’ armchair, Brutus slate 2. ‘Lincoln’ chair and a half in distressed chenille fabric 3. Lifestyle storage cube, natural finish 4. Recycled paper vase - small 5.‘Salt’ hand made cushion
HOME cOMFORTS The techniques used to make Raft’s armchairs are tried and tested and our team of skilled artisans have more than 100 years of combined experience in upholstering. The high standard of manufacture and design means a chair can be produced to the customers’ specification and all styles can be created in fabric or leather, depending on the desired look.
LINCOLN CHAIR & A HALF
Manhattan Chair & a Half
into the woods OUR RECLAMATION JOURNEY
1. China Stool 2. Storage Cube 3. ʻNest of Tables’ All natural finish
hen it comes to reclaimed teak, Raft are the experts. We are proud to be the world’s leading manufacturer and the largest retailer of Forest Stewardship Council-certified recycled 100% teak. Reclaimed teak is wood which originally had a different purpose, perhaps as part of a building, bridge or as a railway sleeper. This is then recycled and made into a beautiful piece of furniture. Our philosophy to strive for excellence means that we are innovators in this field, constantly
developing our manufacturing processes to create furniture which is solid and dependable. Our designers work in London to develop exclusive product ranges which are then created in Raft’s own factory in central Indonesia, which employs more than 300 highly skilled local artisans who are true experts in working with reclaimed teak timbers. Raft has pioneered the innovative use of solar powered kilns to remove moisture from the teak in an environmentally friendly way. Raft holds a Forest Stewardship Council chain of custody
RAFT holds a Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certification which means timber can be traced from its origin to the consumer.
1.‘Lifestyle’ dining table, unmilled finish. 2.‘Adelaide’ chair, natural finish
ALL OUR TEAk PRODUCTS ARE AVAILAbLE IN 3 FINISHES
DARk Reclaimed teak that has been stained and finished in a dark, mahogany colour.
UNMILLED Unfinished teak in a natural colour that retains its rough and rustic texture.
NATURAL Untreated and unfinished reclaimed teak in a natural colour.
form & function
TEAK ROOT GLASS TOP
CHAIRS Dining tables deserve the best chairs. Raft’s collection of chairs and stools works perfectly for simple family dining and for that special occasion when you’re out to impress. Whether you’re looking for rustic and chunky seats for a kitchen-diner or a more formal upholstered chair, Raft ensures that your dining area will become the heart of the house.
1. Storage Cube unmilled finish 2. ‘French Linen’ bedding 3.‘Cube Bed’ unmilled finish
CLASSIC DRESSING TABLE
classic 7 DRAWER CHEST 3 OVER 2 OVER 2
LIFESTYLE 7 DRAWER CHEST
1.‘Four poster bed’ unmilled teak finish 2.Lifestyle blanket box natural teak finish 3. Teak root natural teak finish 4. Teak bowl natural teak finish
relaxed style All products displayed are available in a natural, dark or unmilled teak finish.
BALL END BED
LIFESTYLE BEDSIDE CABINET
LIFESTYLE KNOCKDOWN WARDROBE
LIFESTYLE BLANKET BOX
TEAK ROOT CONSOLE TABLE
HOME OFFICE STYLISH SOLUTIONS Raft’s range of reclaimed teak desks, cabinets and bookcases mean that working from home doesn’t have to be a chore. Long-lasting, sleek and practical, these pieces quench your storage needs with their innovative designs.
hudson One of Raftâ€™s newest and most popular ranges, the Hudson collection showcases smooth, clean lines and easy-close drawer mechanisms, seamlessly combining practicality and style. Hudson pieces are perfect for the individual who values contemporary designs which do not compromise on quality. New additions to our range such as our Hudson wardrobe and desk mean that this uncomplicated style can be carried throughout the home; in the living room, dining room, home office and the bedroom.
HUDSON OFFICE DESK
HUDSON CONSOLE TABLE
HUDSON LARGE TV CABINET
HUDSON SMALL TV CABINET
HUDSON 9 DRAWER CHEST
HUDSON 5 DRAWER CHEST
HUDSON 6 DRAWER CHEST
HUDSON SHOP CABINET
HUDSON GLASS CABINET
accessories artisan homewares
o add the finishing touches to your look, Raft provides an extensive range of decorative accessories. Chosen for their aesthetic and unique character, our range includes mirrors, lighting, rugs, tableware and much more. Focusing on our goal to be as green as possible, we try to source environmentally friendly products for all areas of the home. We believe that
sourcing products that have minimal impact on the environment during manufacturing is a small but necessary step in the right direction. This can be seen in many different areas; from the fabrics on our handmade cushions which are sourced only from European weaving mills, to our range of jute baskets, produced in Bangladesh by women who work from home whilst caring for their children.
ESRUM STONEWARE This product was designed in Copenhagen and originates back to 1955. The creation process for each piece is gentle which means that the original feel and character of the material remains intact. The Esrum range is made from stoneware and the natural imperfections that occur during crafting are what showcase this productâ€™s originality.
bubble caraFe & tumbler The Bubble Glass carafe and tumbler set is perfect for wine or water. It boasts a minimalist design that mimics the handle-less laboratory jug. Bubbles in the glass make it an attractive and unusual addition to the table, whether dining alfresco or within the home.
ARTISAN INSPIRED HOMEWARES ACCESSORIES
Our wide selection of lighting options provide definitive and long-lasting style to any interior. Showcasing a variety of materials, colours and finishes, our lamps and shades are not only elegant but also highly practical. Whether you are looking for a statement office reading lamp, a warm and cosy bedroom light, or the finishing touch for a living area, these allow you to really enjoy your time spent at home. We are introducing a new range of pendant lighting, featuring textures such as concrete and glass, alongside biodegradeable shades.
NORDIC CERAMIC RANGE The pure beauty of this handmade ceramic is to be found in the imperfections that occur within the glaze during the firing process. The colours are extremely sensitive to the atmosphere and flow when they are fired, resulting in beautiful and unique ceramic products.
PRINTS & FRAMES Raftâ€™s new and exclusive range of contemporary prints showcases a varied and exciting array of scenes from around the world. Printed on quality matt photographic paper using light fast inks, the highest level of quality can be guaranteed with each print and all are dry-mounted in order to prevent any rippling.
These two tone cushions are handmade, in England, by Raft. All fabrics used are selected specifically from European weaving sheds, even the tags are added in an organic cotton. Feather filled and available in two different sizes, they are a brilliant way to add texture and colour to your home.
TEAk bOWL Individually hand crafted from FSC approved reclaimed 100% teak, these bowls are full of character and charm. A beautiful, authentic statement piece for your home.
FRENCH LINEN Our range of 100% natural linen bedding is pre-washed, softening the fibres for a relaxed and contemporary look. Linen requires less water to grow and uses fewer resources to process, so it is not only better for the environment but it is also naturally hypoallergenic. Available in three classic colours, this bedding offers timeless style that will last for years to come.
JUTE bASkET Our hand crafted, fair traded natural jute baskets are both an elegant storage solution and an ethical triumph. Produced in Bangladesh by women who would otherwise be marginalised, these high quality stylish jute baskets are durable and practical. Use them for storing your living room magazines or placed by the fireplace with some wood burning logs.
CUTLERY Our 16 piece cutlery sets integrate Scandinavian design into your living space while the clean, minimalistic lines add a sense of simplicity to the dining table. Great for everyday use or for those formal occasions, the cutlery collections contain four sets of knives, forks, spoons and teaspoons. Presentation in a stylish, black gift box also makes them perfect as an engagement or wedding gift.
THROWS Our pure wool throws are made in one of the last working mills in Ireland, a country with a strong historic tradition of weaving. Made from un-dyed pure new wool, these throws are extra special as there is only a limited supply of the raw material available each year. The simple, organic colours offer a palette for any room and will remain beautiful year after year.
into the light
Studio Table Lamp
Layon floor lamp
into the light
Maronne Table Lamp Grey linen shade
Mariana shell lamp
Mariana shell lamp tall natural
Black linen shade
Taurion floor lamp
Somme table lamp
dark linen shade
light grey shade
THE OUTDOOR LIFE
GARDEN Raftâ€™s reclaimed teak furniture is made from timbers which have been around for up to ninety years, as beams from houses, ship decking or perhaps railway sleepers. Like cedar, teak is famous for its weather resistant properties. As such, itâ€™s a shame just to keep it inside! We offer garden tables, benches and chairs in a medley of shapes and sizes to suit smaller spaces or grand entertaining areas. Unlike the British weather, this furniture can be relied upon for years to come.
Eden coffee table
primrose garden sofa
Eden dining table
Rhode Lounge chair
1.‘Hudson’ 9 Drawer Chest 2. ‘Jute’ Basket Small (Charcoal) 3. ‘Regis’ grade 4 leather, Devil Arabica
1.‘Tamara’ dining table 2.‘Hudson’ 3 door sideboard 3.‘Eden Bench’ 2 sets of legs 4.‘Oasis’ dining chair
1.‘Tamara coffee table, natural finish 2.‘Teak bowl’ natural finish 3.‘Loft’ modular sofa 4.‘Dove’ Natural Wool rug
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