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Weaving Timeless Legacy: Exploring the History of Lloyd Loom and Our Partnership with Vincent Sheppard

In the world of furniture design, there are innovations that not only stand the test of time but also weave themselves into the very fabric of our lives. One such innovation is the remarkable Lloyd Loom technique. As we delve into the history of Lloyd Loom, we uncover a journey that aligns seamlessly with Boxhill's core values of quality craftsmanship, enduring design, and a commitment to sustainability.

The Art of Woven Comfort: A Glimpse into Lloyd Loom's Past

A century ago, a visionary named Marshall B. Lloyd revolutionized the furniture industry with his ingenious invention—the Lloyd Loom technique. Born out of a desire to create a durable and flexible material, this technique involved twisting kraft paper around a metal wire core. The result was a weaving method that combined the strength of metal with the comfort of woven fibers.

What started as a solution for packaging materials quickly evolved into a hallmark of comfort and elegance. The intricate weaving allowed for innovative furniture designs that were both lightweight and durable. Lloyd Loom furniture found its way into homes and public spaces, becoming synonymous with timeless beauty and enduring craftsmanship.

Mona Dining Chair

Boxhill's Values and the Essence of Lloyd Loom

At Boxhill, our values are rooted in offering products that transcend trends and embrace lasting beauty. The principles of Lloyd Loom align perfectly with these values. Just as Marshall B. Lloyd sought to combine innovation with functionality, we believe in curating a collection that marries modern design with the comfort of the past. The attention to detail, the commitment to quality, and the embodiment of lasting value are at the heart of both the Lloyd Loom technique and Boxhill's mission.

Frida Outdoor Lounge Chair

A Perfect Partnership: Vincent Sheppard and the Legacy of Lloyd Loom

Introducing a remarkable collaboration that we're truly excited about—our partnership with Vincent Sheppard, an eminent name in both indoor and outdoor furniture design. Established in 1992, Vincent Sheppard has remained a trailblazer in upholding the rich legacy of the Lloyd Loom technique. Their unwavering commitment to crafting extraordinary furniture pieces that seamlessly blend tradition and innovation deeply resonates with Boxhill's core values.

Vincent Sheppard's dedication to preserving the artistry of the Lloyd Loom weaving technique serves as a resounding testament to their reverence for timeless craftsmanship. However, their philosophy extends far beyond mere creation. It mirrors Boxhill's ideals in embracing a social and ecological mindset that transcends product boundaries.

From the very initiation of their journey, Vincent Sheppard has been guided by a resolute choice to maximize the use of natural resources in the crafting of their furniture. This steadfast belief in the wider responsibility of companies resonates harmoniously with Boxhill's commitment to honesty and integrity. This alignment is echoed in the profound respect Vincent Sheppard holds for the world, its resources, and the people it encompasses.

A particularly noteworthy facet of Vincent Sheppard's philosophy lies in their ecological mindfulness, evident across every facet of their operations. Their unwavering focus on resource conservation underscores their dedication to minimizing their ecological impact. Their commitment finds expression through the adoption of established practices such as recycling, wastewater purification, and the use of environmentally friendly cleansing agents. This devotion to sustainability echoes Boxhill's foundational principles and lends an inspiring dimension to our partnership.

Frida Outdoor Lounge Chair

Amidst a world that fervently pursues harmony with the environment, Vincent Sheppard's headquarters in Belgium stand as a beacon of sustainable practices. Their near self-sufficiency, fueled by solar energy, serves as a testament to their commitment to responsible production. Notably, Vincent Sheppard's dedication to environmental stewardship received the esteemed FSC®-label by the Forest Stewardship Council in 2013—a recognition of their harmony with environmental, social, and economic sustainability, values deeply resonant with Boxhill's ethos.

But Vincent Sheppard's journey extends beyond preserving techniques; it embraces people and tradition. As they ventured to honor the tradition and history of the Lloyd Loom weaving technique, they fostered a profound collaboration with the skilled artisans of Cirebon, Indonesia. Recognized for their mastery in weaving and bending rattan, Cirebon was the perfect location for Vincent Sheppard's main production plant. The invaluable knowledge and expertise of these local craftsmen elevate each product to a work of art, meticulously handcrafted to perfection. Over the years, this partnership has extended Vincent Sheppard's product range to include other natural and enduring materials, adding to the richness of their offerings.

Together, the partnership between Vincent Sheppard and Boxhill rises beyond the ordinary contours of collaboration. It's a celebration of shared ideals, a fusion of commitment to lasting craftsmanship, and an embodiment of a social, ecological responsibility that transcends boundaries. The products that result are not just furniture; they are embodiments of artistry, sustainability, and a legacy that embraces the world's resources and its people.

Loop Outdoor Dining Armchair

Embracing the Art of Timeless Comfort

As we step into this exciting chapter with Vincent Sheppard, we invite you to explore the art of timeless comfort. The Vincent Sheppard collection brings together the heritage of Lloyd Loom with contemporary design sensibilities. Each piece tells a story of handcrafted artistry, sustainability, and the pursuit of creating outdoor spaces that stand the test of time.

At Boxhill, we believe in offering you more than just products; we offer you a journey through history, craftsmanship, and lasting memories. Our collaboration with Vincent Sheppard embodies our shared commitment to delivering furniture that is not only comfortable and stylish but also built to endure.

In the spirit of Lloyd Loom, we invite you to explore our curated collection and discover the beauty of weaving tradition into your outdoor living spaces. Embrace the art of timeless comfort with Boxhill and Vincent Sheppard, and let us craft a story that will be cherished for generations to come.

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