November 2009

New electronic furniture archive

November 24, 2009
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Buckinghamshire New University has a close involvement with the Furniture Industry, which has been one of the key employers in the area.  With the help of a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, they have embarked on preserving the industry’s rich heritage through creating an on-line collection of photos, technical papers and other […]

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The art of steam bending

November 17, 2009
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Steam bending is an amazing sight to see – that a straight solid piece of timber can be made pliable and bent into such extreme curves almost beggars belief.  It is an art that ercol has refined over the decades and which we use on many of our chairs to give their beautiful chair bows. […]

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A new bedroom for Christmas

November 12, 2009
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It’s not too late to get that new bedroom for when your guests visit over Christmas.  We’ve extended availability on our popular Paladina and Savona bedroom ranges in the run up to Christmas.  Order during November for Christmas delivery. Our Paladina range combines sweeping lines in the curves of the bedstead, with signature handles and […]

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The Ercol Lion

November 6, 2009
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The ercol lion was long used as a representation of ercol, taking on many different characters and forms during its life. Originally inspired by the lions of Trafalgar Square, the first ercol lions were quite formal affairs. The earliest examples were used in the late 1920s, just a short time after the company’s foundation, and […]

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