April 2011

Bucks Uni – chair rebirth project

April 28, 2011
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As part of their MA in Furniture Design, the students from Bucks New University were asked to rescue an old upholstered chair – from a skip or second hand shop and then to deconstruct the chair – figuratively and literally, examining why they chose it, its function, comfort, affordability, environmental performance, what they liked or […]

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ercol ravenna now in leather

April 21, 2011
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Since its launch last autumn, our ravenna upholstery range has proved very popular.  A soft, modern upholstery range, ravenna combines style and comfort.  From the start it has been available in our range of over one hundred different fabrics and a choice of six wood finishes.  Well, now it’s also available in a range of […]

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ercol a milano

April 12, 2011
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Or “ercol at Milan” as we’d say.  This year sees the 50th Milan furniture fair, commencing today (12th April) and running to 17th April.  ercol are delighted to be exhibiting at Milan and are sharing an exhibition space with design related furniture brands Case, de la Espada, Pinch and SCP.  We’ll be posting images of […]

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New Conran range – made by ercol

April 7, 2011
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Sir Terence Conran has long been a passionate advocate of UK manufacturing.  So it was only natural when designing a new solid-oak furniture range for the Conran Shops that he should approach ercol to make it.  The range has been christened Barton after the name of his Berkshire home, Barton Court and has just gone into […]

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Sandersons 50s collection

April 1, 2011
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With this year seeing the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain, Sandersons have issued a collection of bold prints, wallpapers and fabrics – their 50’s Collection.  The Festival of Britain took place in 1951, a tough post-war era, where people had laboured under rationing and utility designs.   The Festival helped lead the way to […]

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