Lloyd Tex bookcase by Jean Marie Massaud for Poltrona Frau

Lloyd Tex bookcase by Jean-Marie Massaud for Poltrona Frau

Dezeen Showroom: taking inspiration from hi-fi speakers, French designer Jean-Marie Massaud has created the Lloyd Tex shelving with sliding fabric panels for Poltrona Frau.

The Lloyd Tex self-supporting bookcase features panels of semi-transparent technical fabric that slide on horizontal tracks, partially obscuring the shelves' contents and creating changeable geometric patterns.

Lloyd Tex bookcase by Jean Marie Massaud for Poltrona Frau
The Lloyd Tex bookcase was designed by Jean-Marie Massaud

"In Lloyd Tex, the most advanced technology comes together with traditional materials such as wood in a delicate balance between different spirits of material," said Poltrona Frau.

"And the interplay of solids and voids becomes even more evident, allowing a glimpse of the content of the freestanding bookcase, without completely revealing it."

The grey Lloyd Tex bookcase by Jean-Marie Massaud for Poltrona Frau
The fabric comes in light and dark shades

The Lloyd Tex shelving comes in a range of widths and heights, including a double-sided bookcase version that can double as a space divider.

Its technical fabric is available in light and dark colours, and its slim but sturdy shelves are made of high-pressure laminate with oak veneer and a matt lead finish.

Product: Lloyd Tex
Designer: Jean-Marie Massaud
Brand: Poltrona Frau
Contact: [email protected]

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