Month: October 2016


History and Philosophy of Vincent Sheppard

In 1917, the American entrepreneur Marshall Burns Lloyd invented a method of twisting kraft paper around a steel wire. These paper-wrapped wires were then woven on a loom, thereby creating a fine, regular and solid weave that strongly resembled rattan. Marshall Burns chris┬Čtened this weave Lloyd Loom. Furniture made from Lloyd Loom was an enormous […]

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What is the difference between Cane, Rattan, Wicker, Osier and Lloyd Loom?

With the ever larger range of goods available to the homemaker, decorator and designer there is less and less information being given to the decision maker on what is Cane, Rattan, Wicker, Banana Leaf, Water Hyacinth, Woven Plastics (PVC and HDPE) Abaca . LLoyd Loom, Malawi cane and Osier. Also how the quality of for […]

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