With the Lloyd storage units and bookcases Jean-Marie Massaud designs a system of variable geometries. Thin vertical wooden rods create light grilles that run from top to bottom on invisible horizontal rails. Each grille can be moved as desired to create sequences that are different each time.
The horizontal elements on which the grilles slide are made from HPL laminate, a material which even in very thin layers guarantees stability and strength, with a natural oak veneer in a matt lead finish. The vertical saddle-leather uprights are placed at regular intervals to give the piece of furniture rhythm and enhance the liberal effect of the grilles. Each individual grille is a painstaking piece of cabinetwork. Made of solid oak, they move along rails carved into the shelves and are furnished with plastic runners to reduce friction. The solid oak rods are cut in different thicknesses and then individually glued by hand. The sides of the structure are closed by fixed solid oak grilles.
The Lloyd storage units and bookcases are available in two variants: a wall version and a freestanding version. The latter has sliding grilles on both sides (front and rear). The wall version has sliding grilles on the front only while the back, in contact with the wall, is closed by a matt black lacquered MDF panel which, on the inside, can be upholstered in saddle-leather. The Lloyd bookcases and storage units have steel feet. The exterior feet at the front have a gunmetal grey finish while the central feet, set further back, have a matt black lacquer.