September 2010

Hopewells celebrates 125 years

September 29, 2010
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Independent furniture retailer and ercol stockist, Hopewells of Nottingham, is celebrating 125 years of trading this year.  In the year when the world’s first motorcycle was launched by Daimler, Frank Hopewell began trading as a furnisher and removals contractor just a short distance from Hopewell’s current store. Adam Hopewell comments: “I am proud to celebrate […]

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100% Design

September 24, 2010
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100% Design is at the heart of the London Design Festival.  Held in Earls Court 2, it is an eclectic mix of new and established designers showcasing their wares, alongside major architectural materials suppliers (100% materials) showcasing the latest is floorings, glass, fittings and fixtures. What caught our eye?  Well, apart from some spectacular stands, […]

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Donna Wilson studio couches

September 23, 2010
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Donna Wilson has produced two special versions of the ercol 355 studio couch for design show Tent London, which runs 23rd to 26th September.  Donna is perhaps best know for her quirky knitted creatures, and one of her studio couches draws on this featuring knitted cushions and using the chair arm lists like large knitting needles […]

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FIT golf day

September 21, 2010
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FIT, or the Furnishing Industry Trust, is the new name for the FTBA, the furniture industry’s charity, which aims to provide support to those who work or have worked in the industry and are suffering hardship.  As part of its fundraising it holds an annual golf day at the prestigious De Vere Belfry PGA course.  […]

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September 17, 2010
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Always on the look out for the hot new fashion in fabrics, Ruth and Vicky, our head of design and head of fabrics respectively, have just returned from visiting MoOD.   Ruth comments on the show: “MoOd, formerly called Decosit, showcases the work of some of Europe’s biggest textile houses, as well as select exhibitors from across the globe.  […]

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New ercol catalogue out now

September 15, 2010
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It’s September, so you will no doubt have received lots of Christmas card catalogues, the calendar sellers are setting up their stalls, and we’re also looking forward, with the launch of our brand spanking new catalogue for 2011.  It is packed full of new photography showing our furniture in this season’s fabrics.  As well as […]

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Chocks away!

September 13, 2010
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Last weekend saw ercol go up up and away as we moved our showroom for the weekend to the Museum of Army Flying in Middle Wallop.  Hundreds of customers took the opportunity to see ercol in a unique setting – it’s not often you can have a real helicopter in your bedroom – getting an early […]

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2 for 1 offer!

September 10, 2010
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We’re delighted to be able to offer you a special promotional deal on tickets for London’s groundbreaking design show, Tent London.  Now two of you can visit Tent London for the price of one – simply order online at and use the promotional code TENT241 .  But hurry, tickets can only be purchased at […]

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