January 2010

Happy Birthday to Ercol!

January 29, 2010
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Founded in 1920 by Lucian Ercolani, Ercol is 90 years old on the 29th January.  Over this time we have seen many changes, in furniture styles, the way we live our lives and what we expect our furniture to do. However, there have been some constants throughout this period – the demand for good design, […]

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Puff and Flock at Designersblock

January 19, 2010
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Puff & Flock are a recently formed group of avant garde textile designers.  Their work integrates aspects of materials science, fine arts, academic research , storytelling and product design to create a strong statement for textiles.  Their work is innovative and often witty and experimental as it seeks to expand the realm of what is […]

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Sit down!

January 15, 2010
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Sit down – a common plea from parents to their children, this is the name of a new exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood.  The show features seating for children through the last four centuries, from school chairs to highchairs, saddles to potties, armchairs to swings. The exhibition takes inspiration from the Three Bears, with […]

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ercol in the snow

January 6, 2010
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For the second time in the space of a few weeks, the ercol factory and showroom has been blanketed in snow.  We’re priveleged in our location in rural Buckinghamshire, with the factory blending with the treescape and it looks even more lovely in the snow.  We’ve taken some photos – the full set can be […]

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