Paper and steel: that's all it is!
Lloyd Loom weave is made from twisted Kraft paper on the one hand, and Kraft paper spun around a steel wire on the other hand. With just the twisted paper as the warp and the steel and paper combination as the weft, Lloyd Loom is produced on rolls in just the same way as textiles. The Loom sheets are submerged in a bath of glue to ensure the firmness and are then cut to the proper size.
Subsequently, our highly skilled craftsmen shape and staple the loom sheets to the rattan or wooden furniture frames by hand, thus producing a smooth and attractive finish that will, unlike normal wicker, not snag clothing or skin.
Finally, each piece of furniture is painted in any of the Vincent Sheppard loom colours or in a RAL colour of your choice.
Both our indoor and outdoor Lloyd Loom furniture can easily be maintained with a moist towel and some natural, mild soap.
In order to be able to use Lloyd Loom for outside furniture as well, a specific technique was developed in order to make the material waterproof. Our outdoor Lloyd Loom models can thus simply be left outside, although we recommend storing them inside during cold or rainy periods.