Lloyd Loom is the name given to range of furniture that was originally handcrafted by Marshall Burns Lloyd. This woven fabric and wicker furniture, which was invented almost a 100 years ago, has many takers even today. Genuinely British, this range of furniture exudes English class and charm. The design of the Lloyd Loom furniture inspired many furniture designers in the 1920's and 1930's who had come up with their versions, styles and designs of this furniture. Lloyd Loom continues to remain timeless and classic even in the present times with people from all walks of life considering to own a piece of England for their homes with this range of authentic English furniture.
Lloyd Loom furniture was extensively manufactured and immensely popular in UK before the London manufacturing unit was tragically destroyed during the war. While this caused an end to large scale production of the furniture range, The Heritage of Lloyd Loom continued to enthrall many. Manufacture of this furniture was again initiated on large scale by David Breese in Spalding in 1985. Typically, the Lloyd Loom furniture is made from twisted paper and wire on a wooden framework. Steam bent beech wood was traditionally used for the framework. The wooden framework gives the furniture durability. Lloyd Loom furniture was always known for its longevity.
When David Breese who was a Lincolnshire furniture maker, started reconditioning pre-war Lloyd Loom furniture, he realized that the furniture was high in demand. That's when he began to take specific interest in finding out the weaving process to manufacture the original Lloyd Loom furniture. As he had prior experience of using the beech wood, it was easier for him to understand the techniques involving the manufacture of the Lloyd Loom furniture. After getting trained in weaving twisted paper and fabric, he passed on his knowledge to some furniture artisans. (more...)